Furnace manufacturers do a pretty good job, and heating systems are trouble-free most of the time. That can make the furnace owner forget about them. And that’s a mistake. The aim with a trouble-free furnace should be to keep it that way, and the best way to do that is to have a maintenance program in place.
There are things homeowners can do themselves, and there are things that should be left to the professionals. Most people, for example, would feel happy enough replacing the filter or checking that the power is switched on and that any tripped circuit breakers are reset (though, if the circuit breaker trips again after not too much time, it’s a good idea to get someone to look at it, because that isn’t happening for no reason).
Of all the components in an HVAC system, the furnace is the one most people forget about. Until the day it goes wrong. Fixing it then can be pricey – especially if it’s been so neglected that it can no longer be fixed and needs to be replaced. The wise method is to sign up to an annual maintenance program, but to do it with an HVAC contractor you know you can rely on to give you a fair deal at a fair price and do the job right.
Anywhere near Elgin, Illinois, that contractor is Climate Control Services.