Around this time of year, we talk a lot about the importance of getting your annual furnace tune-up. But if you’re unfamiliar with furnace tune-ups, you might be wondering whether or not it’s necessary to get one every year. Today we’re going to help you understand why furnace tune-ups are so valuable by answering the question, “What will happen if I don’t get a furnace tune-up.
What will happen if I don’t get a furnace tune-up?
Your furnace runs a higher chance of breaking down. Furnaces tend to break down when we need them the most because that’s when they are working the hardest. If you don’t have your system inspected every year, your furnace runs a much higher risk of breaking down in the middle of winter because it will be operating with issues that would have otherwise been taken care of during your tune-up.
Little problems can get much bigger, and much more expensive. Oftentimes, furnace problems start small and get much worse over time. If you don’t get a furnace tune-up, you likely won’t notice problems with your system until it starts acting up. By that time, a relatively small repair that could have been taken care of during a tune-up can turn into a much bigger and much more expensive repair.
Your home’s air might become unsafe. Furnaces are fuel-burning appliances, so they emit a certain amount of carbon monoxide when they operate. Normally, combustion gases are safely vented out of your home. But if your heat exchanger is cracked, carbon monoxide can leak into your home’s air and create a dangerous indoor environment. Checking for cracked heat exchangers is one of the most important parts of a furnace tune-up, so skipping a tune-up can end up endangering your home.
Your heating bills will likely be higher. Many of the tasks that we perform on your furnace during a tune-up will allow your system to operate at its peak efficiency levels. The longer you go without scheduling a tune-up, the less efficiently your system will run. That means that your monthly heating bills will be much higher than they should be. Would you rather spend a small amount of money on a tune-up once per year or a lot of money every month on high heating bills?
Your furnace will not last as long. There is no getting around it: furnaces that have annual tune-ups last longer than furnaces that don’t. So if you want to get the longest life out of your heating system, you must get a tune-up every year.
If you have any questions about what will happen if you don’t get a furnace tune-up, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, your St. Louis furnace repair and installation company. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Ladue, Lake St. Louis, and Manchester, MO.
We were very pleased to have Josh as our technician today. He was professional and very knowledgeable. Jerry Kelly has always given us a quality product and service. 5 Stars for Josh at Jerry Kelly HVAC!
Dalton did a great job on his visit today. My husband asked him a question about a cost on a item. He called his manager and was able to give us a discount. We have been with Jerry Kelly for years and their representatives and company have always done a great job for us. We highly recommend them.
Justin was very thorough and explained the problems I’m having with my unit so I understand the problems and can make informed decisions given my options. He also was at the house within just a few hours of me calling for an appointment so I appreciate the timeliness of service.
My tech was Mike C. He was excellent and very knowledgeable. There had been some concerns on my end about carbon monoxide leaking and after a very thorough look over the gas furnace and gas water heater, all the readings came back normal and was a relief! Mike was very friendly and professional and I would happily have him back when I schedule my ac tune up in the near future!
Went to an older family member's house when she was having furnace issues. They tried to upsell everything, resulting in a quote that was 7000-8000 more than other quotes (and 5k higher than next closest quote). They also failed to turn on the backup heating system while there.
I would like to Thank Josh C for the Amazing job and quick response to service need on my Furnace on 2/19/2024 . I called at 8:45aa.M. Josh was here by 10:15A.M. Josh was exceptional at explaining the diagnostics for the repair . Was explaining future concerns. He was very respectful and courteous and his explanation. Great Service Great employee.Once again Kelly Heating and Cooling came through with great quality work and Great Employees Thank You Nick and Dylan for the install on the hot water heater. Thank You for your Courtesy and Patience Great People Great Company.
Justin did an amazing job he was very respectful, placing booties on and explaining things so that it was easy to understand. Although the prices were very high and I’ll be going else where for my heating and air conditioning needs in the future. Justin gets a five star from me.
Bret Berry is an excellent technician. He serviced my furnace and humidifier. He was thorough and took time to answer questions from my teenage boys about his career. I highly recommend Jerry Kelly and Bret.
Alex Larson showed up, on time, friendly and did an excellent job explaining the problem to me. Offered a few opttions, what the costs would be, and then he got busy making my furnace run! Even on the most frigid of days!