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Why a Furnace Inspection Is Important Each Year


To keep your heating system in peak operating condition, an annual furnace inspection is essential so your home stays comfortably warm throughout our brutal Chicagoland winters.

What to Expect During the Inspection

This maintenance check should be ideally scheduled sometime during fall, so your system will be ready to for the harsh winter season ahead. Your HVAC technician will thoroughly check all parts of your system, including:

  • Checking that the thermostat is calibrated correctly, and functioning properly.
  • Cleaning and lubricating various components.
  • Tightening parts as necessary.
  • Checking the wiring and terminals and inspecting the heat exchanger(s) for signs of corrosion and damage.
  • Inspecting and replacing parts if necessary.
  • Checking the condition of the gas lines, and testing the connections for leaks.
  • Inspecting the ductwork for leaks and any obstructions that might restrict airflow.
  • Cleaning or replacing the furnace filter.
  • After analyzing specific components, your technician will ensure the system is performing efficiently overall.

    Benefits of Annual Furnace Inspection

    The tasks your HVAC technician performs during this yearly maintenance visit bring you a number of important benefits including:

    • Protecting you from potential hazards such as lethal carbon monoxide (CO) and gas leaks, and the risk of a fire or explosion.
    • Preventing unnecessary wear and tear on your heating system’s components by replacing old or damaged parts.
    • Identifying and correcting small problems before they escalate into expensive repairs.
    • Improving the system’s energy efficiency, so you save money on your annual heating costs.

    Routine maintenance can help to prolong the life of your system. Many persons will try to save money and skip maintenance because they see nothing wrong with the system’s performance. Your technician is likely to discover potential problems you were unable to detect. Considering the furnace has not been used for several months, it is best to have it inspected to ensure there are no problems when you need it most. In addition, taking care of your system will help it to last longer, and reduces the need for frequent repairs, or early replacement. In this way, you save more over the long run.

    To learn more about the benefits of scheduling a yearly furnace inspection in your Chicago area home, contact Climate Master Mechanical Contractors, Inc. today at 708-597-5470. Our technicians have the solutions you need to keep your home safe and comfortable this winter season.

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