When the weather gets colder, your Harrisonburg home’s indoor air quality can suffer due a number of factors that aren’t present during the warmer months. In the winter, not only do your windows stay closed, preventing fresh air from circulating within your home, but heating units can also pose a serious threat. In order to keep your home healthy, safe and comfortable during the winter months, you need to perform home maintenance prior to the height of the heating season.
The Benefits of Home Maintenance Before Winter
Heating maintenance is a crucial component of ensuring your home’s indoor air quality remains high and you stay cozy, warm and safe this winter.
Keeping the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Low
Incomplete combustion can occur in a leaky furnace and produces carbon monoxide, which then gets released into your home’s air. CO is a colorless and odorless gas that can be deadly. In order to prevent the chance of having a carbon monoxide problem in your home, you should have an expert service your furnace. During a heating checkup, our Excel team checks for air leaks and, if your system is fuel-burning, we’ll measure carbon monoxide levels as well. By servicing your fuel-burning heating unit, you will prevent the risk of putting you and your family in danger.
Keeping Indoor Air Pollution to a Minimum
While performing a heating tune-up, your unit’s filter will be replaced. A clean filter will aid indoor air quality by preventing pollutants from circulating within your home. This will allow you to breathe easier and keep your unit performing better.
In addition to influencing your home’s indoor air quality during the winter, heating maintenance has the added benefits of:
Helping Prevent Emergency Repairs
During heating maintenance, your unit will be inspected to ensure it is in proper working order. This significantly reduces the chances of having your unit unexpectedly stop working and requiring emergency repairs.
Avoiding Furnace Burnout
With proper maintenance, your furnace runs more efficiently which helps to extend its lifespan and durability, reducing the chances you will need to replace it.
Reducing Your Heating Bills
A well maintained heating unit uses less energy to heat your home, therefore decreasing the amount you will spend on energy bills.
Savings, Efficiency & High Indoor Air Quality with Home Maintenance
Since 1953, Excel Heating and Cooling has been a trusted partner in the Shenandoah Valley with helping homeowners improve their homes for increased comfort, efficiency and improved indoor air quality. With heating maintenance this fall, your home can be healthy, cozy and safe during the colder months.