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Most homeowners take a “wait and see” approach when it comes to keeping their furnaces in good condition. As soon as a problem presents itself, homeowners will typically call for repairs promptly. Until that happens, though, they won’t take any other steps to maintain their furnaces. While prompt repairs are good for mitigating damage, they are not the best way to make sure that your furnace lives a long and healthy life. Read on for the benefits of furnace maintenance.

Preventive Maintenance

The main problem with waiting for issues to crop up with your furnace before calling for repairs is that you are giving those issues time to develop. By the time a problem has developed far enough to give off any kind of external symptom, it may have already done quite a bit of damage to the system. Preventive maintenance gets around this by seeking out and fixing problems before they have the chance to develop. As long as you schedule preventive maintenance for your furnace at least once a year, your technician can prevent far more damage to your system than if you just waited for a problem to occur.

When to Schedule Maintenance

The ideal time to schedule maintenance for any system is right before you intend to use it more frequently. In the case of furnaces, that would be fall. If you missed the fall maintenance window, however, you should still schedule maintenance during the winter! Late maintenance is far better than no maintenance at all. Make sure that you get your furnace checked out by a professional, so that you know that it can cope with the stress of daily use for the next few months.

If your furnace needs maintenance, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. We serve all of Port Charlotte, FL.