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4 reasons why business owners need to check their furnace

A man looking at a furnace.

As a business owner, the last thing you need is an unexpected disruption to your operations, especially during the colder months. One crucial, but often overlooked aspect of business maintenance, is the regular checkup of your furnace.

Reduce your operating costs

Routine maintenance helps your furnace run as efficiently as possible. Check furnace filters every month, and annual visits from a service technician will keep all the internal parts clean and lubricated.

Avoid costly problems

Regular maintenance helps uncover small problems before they turn into bigger repairs. A damaged part can put added stress on other internal components. Plus, you’ll pay more if you need an emergency service call.

Keep your furnace longer

Dust, corrosion, and friction all increase the likelihood your furnace will fail prematurely. Proper maintenance will extend its’ life.

Reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Aside from the main furnace unit, make sure your furnace flue is clear and free of debris or other obstructions. A blocked flue can cause carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases to accumulate inside your building.

Even if the flue isn’t blocked, your furnace might not be venting properly due to age or other building improvements you’ve made.

If you haven’t had your furnace serviced in several years, have that done now. A professional technician can detect any ventilation issues or other problems. You should install a carbon monoxide detector nearby as well.

You, your employees, and your furnace stand to benefit from a regular, yearly service. A well-maintained furnace doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable and safe!

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