Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Is important

Preventative furnace maintenance performed by an experienced HVAC professional, like A-Abel, offers many benefits.  If you’re wondering why you should do preventative furnace maintenance and what these benefits are, keep reading!

HVAC protection

Furnaces can be expensive to repair. If you’re not quite ready to invest in a new one, preventative maintenance can extend the life of your HVAC unit. This means that you won’t have to spend thousands in repairs that can easily be prevented. Preventative furnace maintenance reduces the wear and tear your furnace will experience during winter. It also helps you identify problems before they progress into more costly repairs and the need for expensive replacements. 

Energy Efficiency

Preventative furnace maintenance reduces wear and tear. This means that your HVAC unit can perform most efficiently and that it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat up your home. This not only lowers your heating bills. It also prevents you from needing to purchase an entire new furnace. That wear and tear will also shorten the lifespan of your HVAC unit!


Your home should be warm and cozy throughout the winter months. When your furnace is well-maintained, it delivers the best heating throughout your home at the most efficient cost. This is especially good news around the holidays, when you have family over and extra gift expenses to make.

What steps are taken during my preventative furnace maintenance? 

During your furnace tune-up, a technician will perform many steps to improve your system’s performance and efficiency, including: 

  • Inspecting duct systems for air leakage and blockage 
  • Inspecting heat exchanger for cracks or damage that might allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home 
  • Cleaning contaminants and checking unit performance 
  • Tightening and replacing belts as needed 
  • Testing the blower door’s seals 
  • Inspecting air intake grills to find blockages 
  • Testing burner ignition and flame sensors 
  • Lubricating bearings and moving components of the motor to reduce friction – improving performance and efficiency 
  • Testing electrical connections throughout the system and inspecting wiring for damage 
  • Testing the thermostat  
  • Inspecting the furnace start-up cycle  
  • Checking and replacing the furnace filter 

Need to schedule your furnace tune-up to ensure your HVAC system is working efficiently and keeping you warm and cozy this winter? Give us a call today!