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Furnace Maintenance Q&A


Do you need to service your furnace system annually?

An annual clean and checkup will save you money in the long run while also extending the life of your furnace. Furnace manufacturers even recommend yearly inspections performed by a skilled technician. Other HVAC contractors recommend getting one every other year if your furnace is less than ten years old. However, Plumbing Utah Heating and Air recommends doing so yearly, as this can keep your HVAC system operating at its peak efficiency all-year-round. 

What if I don’t service my furnace every year?

HVAC experts say that up to 75 percent of calls relating to faulty heating systems in winter are usually due to lack of maintenance. Homeowners leave their furnace system unattended and are surprised when it suddenly stops working, leaving their families in the cold. Keep in mind that if you leave problems to go unsolved, they will become more and more expensive to fix in the future. 

Do I need to change the furnace filter?

Do you wish to maintain the performance of your heater? If so, you should be changing the air filter regularly. Plumbing Utah Heating and Air’s expert HVAC technicians recommend changing them once a month or at the very least every three months. If you don’t, you will restrict airflow and introduce pollen, dust, and other contaminants into your home’s air.

How long will my gas furnace last?

If properly maintained, a gas furnace will last at least 15 to 20 years, but it can last even longer if you consistently service it annually and address any repairs immediately. Most furnaces out in the market right now can operate efficiently for almost 30 years, though because of common neglect, they still have an average life expectancy of 16 to 20 years. 

Should I get a furnace tune-up?

Typically, you should annually get a tune-up before winter to ensure you have a working heater throughout the cold months of the year. Plumbing Utah Heating and Air recommends their clients to get a furnace tune-up in the fall months or early winter. At the end of the day, you do not want to be in a cold house with no heater on cold Utah nights.

If you are looking to get a tune-up, call Plumbing Utah Heating and Air’s office during regular business hours to get a free consultation and get your furnace fixed today!