How to Get Your Furnace Prepared for Fall

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 How to Get Your Furnace Prepared for Fall

No matter who you ask in the HVAC industry, every HVAC professional and manufacturer will agree HVAC maintenance is a must do for homeowners to get their heating systems ready for the cold months ahead. Having comprehensive furnace maintenance will help ensure your heating system continues to work when the temperatures begin to drop. No one wants to be without heat in the middle of the freezing winter months.  

Why Is HVAC Maintenance Important?

A complete professional inspection and heating system tune-up from Kotz allows the technician to discover any issues with your furnace before they become huge, inconvenient problems. By engaging Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to perform regular HVAC maintenance, you’re taking the necessary steps to make sure your furnace and accessories will operate efficiently, safely and at top performance. An efficient HVAC system uses less energy, which means you’ll save money on utility costs. 

According to recent statistics the average ticket for a furnace repair in Michigan is over $300, with the high end being approximately $825. By comparison, HVAC maintenance costs in the Waterford-Oxford areas can be as little as half that amount. With the Kotz Red Carpet Maintenance Program, you get a full furnace inspection and tune-up and so much more! You get priority scheduling, and you’ll save 15% on parts and labor for any necessary repairs. More than that, you get peace of mind knowing you and your loved ones will stay safe and warm inside, even during the most frigid Michigan winter nights. 

But there’s more. The Red Carpet Maintenance Program covers the same services for the cooling system, too, when Spring rolls around.

Are There Any DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips?

We’re glad you asked. 

There are several DIY steps homeowners can take now to make sure their heating systems are ready when needed:

  • Clean or replace your air filter at least once every 60 days during seasons of heavy use, and more often if any occupants have allergy or respiratory issues. 
  • Inspect heating system exhaust outlets, such as your chimney or vent stack. Be sure there are no leaks, evidence of corrosion or back drafts. Any exhaust issues could cause a build of carbon monoxide inside your home, causing illnesses or even death.
  • Make sure your thermostat is functioning properly as per the settings you desire. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat can further save on heating costs.  

With Kotz’s HVAC maintenance program, you have the assurance that all these elements will be thoroughly checked along with the inner workings of your system. Kotz has well-trained, licensed and professional technicians to keep your furnace in good working order. Michigan homeowners trust Kotz for all their HVAC and furnace maintenance and plumbing needs. Contact Kotz today and get your furnace ready for the coming winter.