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The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

What criteria do you use to determine when your furnace needs repairs? Do you wait until it displays some kind of symptom before calling for professional help? If so, you aren’t doing all that you can to keep your furnace in good condition. Let’s take a look at the benefits of furnace maintenance, and why you should schedule it at least once a year.


You should always call for repairs as soon as you notice any kind of sign that indicates a problem with your furnace. However, waiting around for problems to present themselves is not the best way to keep the furnace in top shape. Many problems don’t show any kind of symptom until they are quite advanced, which means that by waiting for external signs, you are giving problems the opportunity to damage the system.

Instead of just waiting for issues to occur, you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. Preventive maintenance is better than reactive repairs, because your HVAC technician can find and fix the problems before they develop very far. Over the years, annual preventive maintenance can actually save you thousands of dollars in repair costs—and this doesn’t even take into consideration the savings on energy efficiency.

When to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Ideally, furnace maintenance should be scheduled during the fall. This is because winter is the most stressful time of year for your furnace, and fall maintenance ensures that it’s in the best possible shape before that stressful time begins. If you haven’t scheduled fall maintenance yet, though, you should do so sooner rather than later. It’s better to have furnace maintenance done during the winter than to not have it done at all.

If you need to schedule furnace maintenance this winter, call Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of furnace maintenance services throughout Brazoria, TX. 

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