Having maintenance done on your furnace every year is the best way to prevent system failure at the worst possible time, especially if you have infants in the home or if you are going on vacation.
Colin Smith from WCCO Radio rode along with Nathan, our expert technician, who was on his way to a service call in Robbinsdale. Scott from Robbinsdale had awakened to a cold home and a dead furnace. He had to take his 10-month old baby out of the house due to temperature readings in the 40ºF range. When sharing his worry for the baby, Scott said, “She’s all over the floor and the floor’s been really cold. Her hands and feet and knees are freezing.”
Another case that Nathan sees a lot involves families coming home from vacations. He says, “There are people who are in desperate situations coming home from vacations.Their house is at 30 degrees and there are icicles coming from the faucets.”
If your furnace doesn’t have the routine maintenance up to date, typically you can expect to have breakdowns.
“Every year is our recommendation for furnace maintenance. The biggest concern we always have when it comes to furnace operation is safety.” said Deacon in a recent radio interview.
As part of our 24-point Furnace tune-up we will:
- Check for Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Check the pilot/flame sensor
- Inspect the heat exchanger
- Inspect motor and blower bearings