4 Reasons You Should Schedule a Furnace Inspection


Furnace inspections are important to make sure your heating system is running efficiently and safely. Common problems include the furnace blowing constantly, having dirty/never cleaning your filters, leaks, and malfunctioning thermostat. All the maintenance and cleaning in the world isn’t always going to help mitigate these types of issues. But doing an inspection is still pretty important. These inspections typically include cleaning the furnace, checking for leaks, and making sure the air filter is clean. A dirty filter can mean that you’re not getting all of the hot air from your furnace because it’s being blocked by dust or debris.

Here are four reasons you should schedule a furnace inspection today to ensure your heating system is running efficiently and safely.

1. Maintains Furnace Efficiency

Your furnace is the heart of your home, which is why it’s so important to keep it running efficiently. If you haven’t had your furnace inspected recently and the heat doesn’t seem to be as strong as before, a professional can tell if you need furnace repair or furnace replacement before things get even worse. A malfunctioning furnace can cause bad air quality, high energy bills, and a slew of other problems that you don’t want to deal with.

A professional will give your furnace the proper maintenance it needs for it to continue running as efficiently as possible. A furnace inspection will also let you know when the furnace needs to be serviced, so it’s great for those who don’t want surprises and are looking for peace of mind. Furnaces are complicated pieces of equipment, and you’ll want to make sure that it’s running well for when you need it the most.

2. Helps Prevent Costly Repairs in the Future

The cost to replace a furnace can be upwards of $6,000. When your furnace is inspected, the furnace repair expert can identify any potential small problems before they become large and costly ones. The inspection and work involved can include:

  • Inspecting the furnace’s blower, fan and motor for issues
  • Realigning or replacing belts on the pulley drive system to ensure smooth operation
  • Confirming that there is enough clearance between components when they are running so as not to cause damage
  • Removing flammable materials from around your furnace

It’s well worth getting an annual furnace inspection to make sure that everything is operating as expected and nothing has gone wrong that you haven’t noticed yet.

3. Helps Reveal Potential Issues

A professional inspection isn’t just about checking for problems in the furnace but also checking the entire heating and cooling system. A thorough examination of your heating system can reveal a number of different things, from whether or not there are leaks to whether or not any parts are in need of replacement. It will help reveal potential problems with the heating system, which can be costly to replace or repair down the line. A licensed and qualified technician will examine things such as:

  • The condition of the parts that heat your air (burners)
  • Dedicated lines outside from the air conditioner to the furnace
  • The venting and blower system in your home, which are crucial for proper airflow throughout the house
  • Damage is caused by rodents or animal pests like squirrels and it is not like you can eat all the squirrels.

After inspecting your heating system and identifying potential problems, the technician will provide you with a detailed report that includes recommended repairs and any other important information about your home’s furnace.

4. Ensures Your Family Stays Safe by Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Over the past decade, HVAC professionals have seen an increase in the number of carbon monoxide leaks that end up being fatal. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas created when fuels like natural gas, propane or oil burn without enough oxygen. It’s considered by many experts to be very dangerous because it is impossible to detect.

A furnace inspection with your HVAC professional can identify if there has been a carbon monoxide leak in your home and fix it before harm comes to anyone. One of the most common reasons for CO leaks is improper ventilation and installation. Regular inspections can save you and your family from a tragedy. Evaluate this furnace safety fact sheet to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and always have carbon monoxide detectors installed and working properly.

Get Your Furnace in Shape

A furnace inspection is important for all homeowners and businesses for many reasons. To ensure that your heating system doesn’t break down, you should schedule an annual or semi-annual maintenance appointment with a qualified professional. It’s important to maintain your furnace and replace the old parts with new ones to avoid future problems and costs that might occur even in an underground room.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen, a celebrated writer in the home and garden niche, boasts over 12 years of hands-on experience. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Before joining our team in 2016, she worked as a landscape designer, combining her love for nature and design. Sandy's expertise shines through her articles, offering readers practical and aesthetically pleasing gardening tips. Off the clock, she enjoys hiking and nature photography, further nurturing her connection with the outdoors.

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    1. […] The upcoming winter season is the time of the year when the heating system will constantly be operational. If you want the system to function optimally during these months, whether it’s electric or gas, scheduling an inspection by a technician is advisable. The technician will perform a thorough cleaning and tuning up of the furnace. […]

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