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Is Furnace Maintenance Really Necessary?


Fall is fully underway, with changing leaves and dropping temperatures, which means it’s time for fall HVAC maintenance. Before it gets too cold, which tends to happen quickly in Wisconsin, it’s important to schedule your regular furnace maintenance to avoid the potential stress of damaged components and improve your system’s overall efficiency.

Are you ready for your fall tune-up? Contact the professional technicians at Midwest Heating & Cooling today! At Midwest, we’re big enough to service you yet small enough to know you.

Why Should You Schedule Maintenance in the Fall?

We get this question a lot, and we know you want to understand why this service is so vital to your HVAC system. Throughout the summer months, your air conditioner is working hard to cool your home, but once the temperatures drop its job isn’t done. In order for your furnace to heat your home in the cold weather seasons, your AC has to run again for the next six-plus months (possibly longer if we know Wisconsin weather). Performing maintenance in the fall removes the risk of a furnace breakdown in the dead of winter. There’s nothing worse than turning on your HVAC system on a particularly frosty winter night and only receiving silence! Early maintenance in the fall ensures that your furnace and air conditioner are ready to go at a moment’s notice.

From a scheduling stand point, fall is the perfect time. When winter arrives in all its icy fury, professional technicians are going to be up their ears in emergency calls and furnace installations, meaning you could be wait-listed in the interim. Fall gives you the time and peace of mind to get the service and care that you and your furnace needs.

What are the Benefits of Fall Maintenance?

There’s a reason that we typically recommend fall and spring as the optimal time for HVAC maintenance. You’re about to put a lot of demand and pressure on a system that has essentially been dormant for months. Before running the system, there’s no way to know if it’s up to the task. A furnace tune-up is the perfect way to check in on the HVAC system and get the answers you need.

There are also plenty of benefits to regular maintenance, including:

Breathing Easy

Dust, debris, and other particles accumulate in your HVAC system while it’s been sitting idle leading to poor air flow, inefficiency, and potential damage to the unit.

Maximum efficiency

We always want to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck! Routine furnace care means you’re getting the most comfort for you and your family at the lowest cost.

Lower risk of failures

By checking the HVAC components, tightening electrical connections, and cleaning the system, you can avoid the major causes of repair services. Maintenance leads to peace of mind—yours and ours—knowing that you’re taken care of year-round.

Well-maintained HVAC equipment results in lower utility bills, longer life for your HVAC system, and reduced energy consumption. Contact Midwest Heating & Cooling to schedule your Waukesha furnace maintenance today!

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