During the frigid months ahead, you’ll rely on your heating system to keep your home cozy. The last thing you’ll want to deal with in the middle of the winter is a heater breakdown. Fortunately, you can prevent the need for furnace repairs or replacements by having your system inspected. Consider these benefits of an early maintenance appointment.

Why Should You Schedule Furnace Repairs in the Fall?

1. Promote Energy Efficiency 

During your seasonal furnace maintenance appointment, your contractor will replace the filter, remove obstructions, clean the coils, and lubricate the motor. These tasks will prevent your furnace from using excess oil or electricity, which saves money and energy. 

2. Prevent CO2 Emissions

furnace repairFurnaces emit carbon dioxide—a colorless and odorless gas that’s dangerous to inhale. Your contractor can test the CO2 output of your heater to make sure levels are safe before you start using your machine. They can also install a carbon monoxide detector that'll alert you if levels become dangerous. 

3. Improve Indoor Air Quality 

By thoroughly clearing out dirt, dust, and debris from your unit, your contractor will improve the quality of your air. They'll also change the filter, which allows you to breathe in cleaner air. As a result, you likely won't experience as many allergy or asthma flareups during the winter. 

4. Prolong Lifespan

Furnaces typically last between 15 and 30 years. However, your furnace may breakdown prematurely if it has to struggle to warm your home every winter. Maintenance will take some of the stress off your unit, which ultimately prolongs its lifespan. 


Stay warm and comfortable throughout the cold months by scheduling furnace repairs from Oehl Plumbing, Heating, Electric & Air Conditioning, Inc. For over 70 years, they’ve provided HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work to clients throughout North Liberty, Coralville, and Iowa City, IA. Call (319) 339-9490 to schedule an appointment with a dependable contractor, and visit them online to learn about their recent projects.