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Keep Your Furnace Maintained to Avoid Costly Repairs Later

It’s midwinter in Cabell County, below freezing, and your furnace has just stopped working. Hopefully, you discovered this during the daytime and heating contractors are just a phone call away. If your furnace stopped working at night, though, you very possibly have a very chilly evening ahead of you or an expensive service bill for a house call after business hours.

Most homeowners probably don’t put a lot of thought into their furnaces … until they stop working. When that happens, that seemingly benign appliance sequestered away in a corner of your basement or garage can potentially become a massive headache for you and your family. You may find yourself peering under your furnace with a flashlight trying to figure out how to fix it yourself because you can’t reach any heating contractors in Cabell County who make house calls at three in the morning.

To avoid this type of inconvenience and headache, it is recommended that homeowners hire a reputable heating contractor to check your furnace for potential problems. How frequently the furnace needs to be serviced depends on the age of the furnace and the environment the furnace is working in. Heating contractors familiar with Cabell County environmental and climate demands can help you establish the ideal schedule.

The likelihood of your furnace leaving you stranded in the middle of winter with no heat is lower if it is less than ten years old. However, if your furnace is more than ten years old (as many furnaces are, especially in older homes) or if you have pets or live on a gravel road, the likelihood that it will fail is higher. The chance that a furnace will fail increases if the furnace is running in an environment that contains substantial dust or animal hair. If you have an older furnace, it is recommended that it be checked by a heating contractor at least once a year to ensure that all parts are in working order. If your furnace is less than ten years old and running in a relatively clean environment, there is less likelihood that it will fail, and therefore it is not as urgent to get it serviced as frequently.

Ultimately, it is up to the homeowner to decide how frequently to have the heating contractors visit. Generally, as with any household appliance, the newer your furnace is the fewer problems you can expect. Many homeowners forego getting their furnaces serviced for years until there is a problem. This is not recommended, however, simply because of the inconvenience and expense this will likely lead to later.

Heating Contractors Cabell County Dodrill Heating and Cooling heating contractors in Cabell County provide quality air conditioning and heating service at competitive rates. Dodrill Heating and Cooling will service all of your heating and air conditioning needs with our Fixed Right or it’s FREE™ promise or our labor will be free of charge.