It’s that time of the year where we say goodbye to the furnace and hello to the air conditioning. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their furnace when this time of year comes around, but preparing your furnace for the summer can save you money and value with the added bonus of prolonging the life of your unit.
There are many reasons to shut your furnace off when the summer months approach, one of them being money saved. Reports show that households save up to $100 on utility bills annually, depending on the home’s size and location, by seasonally turning off the furnace.
Not only does shutting down your furnace save your wallet, but it also helps to save the environment. The energy and fuel that a furnace requires is wasted when it is not in use. Maybe a more important reason for shutting your furnace down is for personal safety for you and your family. A furnace that is not functioning properly threatens lives with dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, fires, gas-leaks and accidental electrical problems.
Turning off your furnace and preparing it for the summer is a job best left for a professional, especially if you are dealing with gas. After having your furnace turned off, it is a good idea to have it serviced by licensed HVAC professionals. Having your furnace inspected will allow you to see any repairs or adjustments that have to be made, and leave you with peace of mind. There is nothing worse than discovering potential problems with your furnace when the colder weather is already upon you. Save yourself the stress and have your furnace inspected and cleaned every spring.
Contact us today at Island Point H.V.A.C. Services INC. to schedule your spring inspection and cleaning of your furnace, and we will gladly help you to put your furnace safely to rest on its summer vacation.