3 Ways Furnace Maintenance Prevents Breakdowns During the Winter

Heating System Maintenance

When it comes to your home’s heating system, few things are more inconvenient and detrimental to your overall comfort than having your furnace completely break down in the middle of winter. When the temperature outside begins to drop, you rely on your furnace to keep you warm, but it sometimes requires a little assistance to ensure that it can do its job effectively and efficiently. Elkton Home Heating and Air wants to do everything we can to ensure your comfort in your home, which is why our team of skilled professionals in heating repairs has put together this short list of three ways that regular furnace maintenance can help you avoid a breakdown in the middle of winter.

Enhance Energy Efficiency

Your furnace, like your car, is a complex piece of machinery that requires regular maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency. Regular maintenance on your furnace can help to improve its overall energy efficiency, just as having a tune-up for your car can improve its gas mileage. Regular furnace maintenance will ensure that you get more energy for every dollar spent on fuel, as well as lower your overall energy consumption costs. Heating bills typically account for nearly 25% of total energy costs during the winter, and by improving the efficiency with which your unit operates, you could end up with a significant amount of extra money in your pocket at the end of the month.

Prevent the need for repairs and extend the life of your system.

Would you ever take your car on a cross-country road trip without first having it serviced? We didn’t believe so. It’s difficult to predict how far your car would go before you noticed problems, but it’s safe to assume that it wouldn’t go nearly as far as it would have if you had invested in getting it the care it needed before you left. Your furnace works in much the same way, except that your furnace’s cross-country road trip occurs every winter when it is almost constantly used. Having regular maintenance performed on your furnace can help you catch any minor issues early on, before they develop into something more serious or cause serious damage to other components of your furnace. This will significantly increase the lifespan of your furnace while also lowering the number of future furnace repairs you will have to invest in.

Maintain Your Warranty

While not directly related to preventing a breakdown, keeping your warranty intact is critical if something out of your control ever happens and you find yourself in need of a new furnace. Most furnace warranties state that they must be professionally serviced at least once a year in order for the warranty to be valid. Nobody wants to be in a situation where something goes wrong with their furnace and they have to learn the hard way that their warranty has been invalid for several years because they neglected the annual maintenance requirement.


Experiencing issues with your heating system or need your annual maintenance performed? Contact Elkton Home Heating and Air for all your heating needs! We proudly serve Elkton and all of Cecil County Call today at (410) 441-5077

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Elkton Home Heating & Air has been a company that services and installs a wide range of heating, cooling and ventilation systems in Cecil County area since our founding in 2020. Over the years, we've built a reputation with all of our customers for being prompt, reliable and honest and would like an opportunity from you to allow us to show how we can assist with all of your HVAC needs, whether it's from performing maintenance on an older HVAC system or replacing one altogether. As a premier HVAC contractor, we ensure that you'll be satisfied with our service and that you'll see the savings add up on your future heating and cooling bills.