Articles for October 2012

October Special – Furnace Inspection

October Special – Furnace inspection only 59.50

PLUS, 10 percent off any American Standard gas furnace or 10 percent off any American Standard complete system.

October Special - Furnace inspectionThe cool weather has started and it won’t be long before the really cold stuff gets here!  But before you turn up the heat, have your system serviced. Our inspectors have found that many people do not service their furnaces every year. In fact, from the look of these furnaces, we wonder if any have ever been serviced.

If you are tempted to check your heating system yourself, we suggest you resist temptation. Unless you are a heating technician, you will not likely detect problems in your system with great accuracy. This is one system that requires a licensed technician.

Your heating system burns fuel. In a well- functioning system, the heat from the combustion process goes into your house while the combustion gasses vent outside. There are several reasons why combustion gasses may end up flowing into the house. If an animal builds its home in your flu pipe, for example, combustion gasses can back up into your house. Combustion gasses that leak into your house present health and safety hazards. In a worst-case scenario, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to death. When a technician services your heating system, he should verify the flow of combustion gasses. The technician will also look for leaking natural gas or oil and check for proper ignition. Once again, health and safety are the concern.

A well-tuned heating system is more efficient. This is good for the environment and saves you money. A quick adjustment of the fuel mixture in your heating system may make all the difference. Again, this is something only a technician can assess.

Keep It Running
A well- maintained heating system will last longer. If you service your furnace yearly, any adverse conditions will only have an opportunity to damage your furnace for, at most, one season. For instance, if you call a technician at the beginning of the winter, he or she may find a problem, such as a condensation leak, in your high efficiency furnace. The condensate from a high efficiency furnace is fairly corrosive and can damage your furnace. If the problem were left for several years, the furnace would fail before its
intended life expectancy.

Inexpensive Peace Of Mind
A yearly service call by a qualified heating technician is not expensive and the job doesn’t take long. Our October Special is a great way to get this done at a discount.   If the technician does find something wrong, it is better to know about it now, before the problem gets worse and costs much more. If the prospect of an unexpected repair does not appeal to you, you can buy a basic warranty package that will cover the cost of many of these repairs. Before you buy the warranty, however, read the fine print: not all warranties are the same. Some exclude virtually everything that can go wrong, rendering them useless.

To take advantage of this offer, you MUST call and schedule the appointment before the end of October.  The actual appointment may be in November, but the appointment must be scheduled before the end of the month!