Furnaces are a key part of your home's heating system, and they need to be maintained to make sure they're running efficiently and safely. When the weather gets cooler, you'll notice yourself turning up the thermostat to start heating your home. The last thing you need is for it to get chilly outside only for your furnace to fail on you when heat is needed most. At Quality Air Experts, the comfort of northern Virginia residents is our top priority. With this in mind, our furnace tune-ups are done by experienced and certified technicians who make sure your system is running at its best. The results will be a comfortable home, free from the hassle of furnace problems that can lead to more serious issues. Keep reading to learn more and schedule your furnace maintenance today!
Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up Today!
Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up Today!
Ensure Unclogged Airflow
One of the benefits of heater maintenance is the ease that comes with controlling the temperature of your home. In northern Virginia, winter cold fronts mean your home furnace will be running much more often, and the air is going to need careful preparation. The air in your home is not always the cleanest it can be. Dust and debris can collect on the furnace blower motor and other exterior parts of your heater as they work to keep your system running smoothly. This poses a problem when you start relying on your furnace in the winter. A furnace that’s airflow is blocked obviously won’t function properly, as a clogged airflow will cause components of the unit to overheat. A heater that does not seamlessly provide hot air can cause issues beyond just an uncomfortably cool home; it could cause your home's air quality to deteriorate, making it more difficult for you to breathe. In addition to these complications, restricted airflow can also shorten the lifespan of your furnace because of the strain placed on the unit.
To ensure that this doesn't happen, we recommend you give our Quality Air Experts a call for preventative HVAC maintenance. When you call Quality Air Experts, our technicians will inspect the exterior of your furnace and ensure that all debris has been removed. With preventative HVAC maintenance from Quality Air Experts, you can stay a step ahead of potential problems and enjoy a cleaner home that is easier to stay in.
Stay Safe With Heating Repairs
Due to the combustion process of burning fuel to generate warmth, furnaces can create a hazard within your home if they are not properly maintained. Gas leaks can occur if you ignore routine maintenance or the furnace becomes clogged and cannot complete combustion. The carbon monoxide that can be produced is a toxic gas that can be dangerous to your health. The sooner you bring in professional help, the less you have to worry about the dangers of a deteriorating heater. That's why Quality Air Experts recommend professional heating repairs to help you stay safe. Since all major parts of the furnace are inspected and cleaned, there is less risk for a fire to break out in your home as a result.
If you can't tell if your furnace needs to be serviced, here are some tips from our experts on how to identify a gas leak:
The Smell of Rotten Eggs: Manufacturers add the sulfur-smelling chemical known as mercaptan to gas so you can detect a gas leak in your home. Natural gas does not have an odor, so the addition of mercaptan is helpful.
Hissing Sounds - Due to the pressure of gas in your heater, if there is any leak in your lines, the gas will make a hissing sound as it is pushed out into the air. If you hear any sharp sounds when you are near your furnace, this is likely why.
Dying Plant Life - Natural gas disrupts the growing process of plants by displacing soils' oxygen and forming hydrogen sulfide gas that prevents plant roots from absorbing nutrients. If you notice any houseplants suspiciously withering away, a gas leak may be why.
If you smell, hear, or see any of these signs in your home, give Quality Air Experts a call to prevent disaster. Our heating repairs and other preventative HVAC services can cultivate a safe and comfortable home environment for your Virginia residency. Explore our offers and get 10% off on any repair!
Save Time on Repairs
Regular heater maintenance will help prevent a crisis and emergency in the middle of a winter storm. Rather than running your furnace into the ground and needing a more time-consuming HVAC service such as a heating installation or repair, contacting Quality Air Experts for preventative HVAC maintenance can help you minimize the need for repairs. Scheduling a furnace tune-up before you actually need to heat up your home will save you time, by checking for any concerns and keeping the unit in good condition. Among the worries that our team will check for are:
Loose fan belt
Dry motor bearings
Damaged or loose electrical connections
Failing ignition system
Disrupted connection to gas or oil lines
Clogged air filter
Blocked drain lines
Carbon monoxide leaks
These are all problems that can be helped if discussed with a professional before they get too big of a problem. Our team will help anticipate any potential problems and prevent them from becoming bigger issues. Browse our offers at Quality Air Experts for a free service call on any residential repairs!
When snow starts to fall, you can reasonably expect your energy bill to rise based on an increased need for heating. However, your bills may surprise you if your furnace has been ignored. If you have not scheduled a furnace tune-up any time recently, you may be experiencing higher energy bills than you need to. By making sure your furnace does not overheat and has proper ventilation, you can save on energy bills and enjoy a more comfortable home. Additionally, heater maintenance also reduces the risk of a furnace breakdown, so you can lengthen the lifespan of your efficiency too. If you want to make the most of your furnace, schedule a tune-up with Quality Air Experts so you can battle the winter chill with cost-effective comfort.
With all the benefits that come from an early furnace tune-up, don't wait for the first signs of trouble to make themselves known. With the right team and equipment from Quality Air Experts, your furnace can be prepped for optimal winter usage. Whether you need basic maintenance, heating repairs, or a complete heating installation, we are northern Virginia's go-to team. For HVAC services that keep your home safe, comfortable, and stress-free, schedule an appointment with Quality Air Experts today!