Why do furnaces break?

Why do furnaces break? The simple answer is … lots of different reasons.

At Afterglow, we get asked that question all the time.

It never fails… we ring the doorbell, walk into a home that has electric heaters plugged into every outlet. We follow the homeowner to the basement and find the sad, quiet, and old furnace that refuses to do its job.

Here are the top 4 reasons your furnace died at the worst possible time:

1.   Parts Fatigue: This is the top reason. The furnace has been working with many on-off cycles, just like city driving, causing one or some of the parts just stop working.  An annual 15 –point furnace checkup can be proactive.

2-   Cheap furnace: Do your research. A good manufacture will build a good furnace and it will last longer than a piece of junk every time.

3-  Professionally installed: If the furnace is not installed properly it will not work up to its full potential.  Afterglow technicians are well trained and agile, problem solvers.

4-   Environmental Reasons: These problems are unique to each site. Kitty litter, pets, children, saw dust, dryer lint, spider webs, humidity and water softener salt all contribute to a furnace’s failure. Regular maintenance can help add years to your furnace.

What you need to know about Furnace Maintenance.

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At Afterglow, we want YOU to understand your furnace and know how to care for it before it’s too late! Taking care of your furnace regularly can prevent many furnace breakdowns. Just like your car, your furnace should be cared for regularly. If you perform regular maintenance checks, you are far less likely to deal with breakdowns and expensive repairs. We recommend a 15 point check once a year to keep your furnace clean and in top condition.

You’re probably thinking: “I don’t even perform maintenance checks on my car!” And it’s true that many people do not. If you’re one of those people, you’ve probably also experienced unexpected breakdowns and expensive repair bills, maybe even on your furnace. All this can be avoided by getting your furnace, (and car!), checked regularly. Don’t take the risk!

Get a 15 point check!

A 15 point check includes cleaning, adjusting for optimal fuel efficiency, checking carbon monoxide levels, replacing your filter, and everything else your furnace needs on a yearly basis. It is important keep your furnace clean and change your filter regularly. Your furnace circulates warm air throughout your house. This is the air you breathe whenever you’re at home!

Care for your furnace, family and finances by making sure your furnace receives a 15 point check once a year.