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How To Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Posted: September 19, 2022

Expert maintenance from Pioneer Oil and Propane helps keep your furnace going strong!

hvac tune up massachusettsAs fall progresses, our service department gets busier. That’s why Pioneer Oil and Propane urges customers to contact us now to schedule an annual maintenance tune-up for your home’s furnace before chilly weather sets in.

The sooner you make an appointment for your tune-up, the easier it will be to schedule one that works with your schedule. You won’t have to wait as long, either.

All of our service plans come with an annual maintenance check to keep your furnace in working order and include money-saving coverage many parts and repair expenses!

Benefits of a furnace tune-up

The annual maintenance service at Pioneer Oil and Propane ensures that your furnace is in excellent working order, and ready to keep you warm throughout another Central Massachusetts winter. However, that is only the beginning of what a tune-up may do for you!

Cut your heating costs. Properly maintaining your furnace will allow it to function at its highest level of efficiency. This, in turn, could save you money on propane or heating oil costs!

Keep your furnace going longer. When properly maintained, furnaces run more smoothly and have fewer breakdowns. This can extend the length of time your furnace lasts considerably.

Keep the warranty valid. You might be jeopardizing your warranty by not getting a yearly professional maintenance tune-up for your furnace. No warranty could put you on the hook for repair costs in the future.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

Once your furnace starts to age, you’ll have to decide on whether it’s worth repairing or if you should get a new one. Our team of experienced technicians will help guide you and give an honest opinion on what we think is the best solution for your needs.

In some cases, repairing your furnace may be the best option. If it is younger than seven years old, repairs might be simpler and less expensive. If you want to move in the next year or two, repairing may be the best option. Finally, a new heating system just is not in your budget right now.

There are times, however, when replacing your furnace is the correct decision.

Age and condition. A furnace typically has a life expectancy of 10 years, so if yours is nearing or past this age and has not received professional maintenance recently, it may be time for a replacement.

Repair costs. If furnace repairs will amount to more than half the price of a new one, it’s usually smarter to get a new furnace. You’ll be more comfortable, save money on your energy bills in the long run, and enhance the value of your property.

Efficiency. If furnaces aren’t taken care of, they lose efficiency over time. An older furnace’s efficiency may be as low as 60%. A new furnace offers efficiencies as high as 98%, meaning you’ll have lower energy costs for years to come.

Today is a great time to get in touch with Pioneer Oil and Propane to schedule your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up!