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New Furnace Installation
Staying warm in your home is a must especially with Colorado’s bitter and unpredictable cold weather seasons! An average furnace install only takes about a day, so there is no reason for you to have a cold home. Variables such as your insulation, type and number of windows, number of stories, construction type, etc. will greatly affect the effectiveness of the furnace. A general rule of thumb is that if your home is well insulated with newer style windows, you can select the smaller size system that falls within your total square footage.
Before the cold weather hits, experts recommend having a professional maintenance your furnace to keep it in good running order and prevent it from conking out when you need it most.
HVAC experts say an annual furnace maintenance will prolong the life of the system, save energy and decrease health risks.
“The manufacturers that built them all agree on this; you should get it serviced once [a year] for heating and once for cooling,” says Paul Mills, owner of Air Experts Heating & Cooling in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Tuning it up and checking it out is definitely recommended. Much like a car, if you ignore it, a lot more things break. You [will] extend the life of it and help prevent major breakdowns.”
Benefits of a furnace inspection
Some HVAC experts say up to 75 percent of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. Left un-serviced, a furnace can stop working suddenly, leaving your family in the cold.
It can also be a health hazard. Technicians say a furnace inspection can reveal carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because the gas is colorless and odorless. Carbon monoxide can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea and even death. An estimated 500 people die each year, and 15,000 people are taken to emergency rooms, because of exposure.
Not maintaining your furnace — whether it’s gas or electric — can cause it to run less efficiently, making it work even harder, therefore increasing your monthly energy bills, experts say.
When you get your furnace serviced, your ABE technician will replace your filter, check for any carbon monoxide or gas leaks, they will clean the burners, blower, and wheel compartment. Your tech will also ensure that the furnace is properly communicating with your thermostat, and that all of the controls are properly working.
*Every year around Fall ABE has a furnace start up special! Don’t miss out!