As the heating season approaches, it’s important to invest in furnace inspection and maintenance, so you know your furnace is running efficiently and safely during the winter.
That being said, furnace maintenance is an additional cost, and before you invest in it, you probably want to know how much it’s going to cost you.
On average, furnace maintenance costs between $75–$300+.
The cost of furnace maintenance depends on:
- Company or contractor you hire
- What is included in the inspection & maintenance checklist
Below, we’ll discuss both of these cost factors so that you have an idea of what furnace inspection and maintenance will cost you. But first, let’s take a short look at why you should invest in furnace maintenance in the first place.
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The benefits of furnace maintenance
Although it costs money to have a professional maintain your furnace, it's worth it in the long run. When a technician performs a tune-up, they are checking to ensure that your furnace is working properly and will alert you to any current or potential issues your furnace is experiencing.
Catching these issues and repairing them before they become an issue can help you:
- Save on monthly energy costs.
- Rest easy knowing you won't have a breakdown in the middle of the winter.
- Extend the life of your unit. Most units last about 15 years, but that number can decrease if the unit goes without comprehensive maintenance.
Cost factor #1: Company or contractor you hire
Typically, you’ll pay more for a high-quality tune-up by an experienced technician. However, when it comes to furnace maintenance, you want to pay that little extra for a technician who will take the time to assess your furnace correctly and catch any repairs that need to be made.
If you don’t invest in a quality contractor, they may miss something, which could result in breakdowns, expensive repairs and an increase in monthly energy bills.
To find an HVAC contractor who does high-quality maintenance work, make sure they...
- Are licensed and insured- Does the company have a verified license and insurance? You don’t want to invest in maintenance from a company that isn’t verified.
- Have great reviews- Check sites like Google and Facebook. If the company has good reviews, they will likely do a great job for you as well.
- Guarantee their work- Does the company have a 100% satisfaction guarantee? If not, you may want to consider a company that does. This way you can rest assured that the company will stand behind their work.
Cost factor #2: What is included in the inspection & maintenance checklist
According to ENERGY STAR, during furnace maintenance, a technician should:
- Check thermostat settings
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Inspect and replace air filter if dirty
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check for clogs in the furnace condensate drain
- Test controls of the furnace
- Verify that gas connections and pressure, burner combustion, and the heat exchanger are all working properly
When you’re evaluating companies for furnace maintenance plans, you should only select a company or contractor who will complete all of the above.
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