Should I get my furnace serviced before the start of heating season?

In short, the answer is yes.

Furnace Facts:

  • Your furnace works approximately 2500 hours each year to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home
  • The blower works an additional 600 hours to provide air flow for your cooling system.

Issues can and will arise on a unit performing that much work, especially when you consider the temperature all of the furnaces components are subject to.  Annual maintenance on your furnace is key to ensuring peak efficiency and performance.   Annual maintenance is much more than a cleaning of the system, it provides testing of electrical components to ensure they are within stated operating range, ensuring all wiring connections are tight (vibration and heat can loosen connections).  It will also include making sure a bird or animal did not build a nest in your vent and your motors have proper amp draw.  This is when an issue can be uncovered before it becomes a problem on a cold winter night.

At RJ Kuhn in Oswego, IL., we not only provide this service in the form of an annual agreement, we provide our customers with many more benefits.  Our annual maintenance agreement will provide extended service hours until 8pm on weeknights and 3pm on Saturdays at standard daytime rates.  If service is ever required, maintenance agreements customers get a 30% discount on parts and labor.  Also, we call you to set up convenient time to provide your annual maintenance so it is sure not to be overlooked for a year.

One benefit many people overlook is the fact that you are also building a relationship with a trusted contractor.  Many times when a problem arises, homeowners scramble to figure out who will be called for correction the problem.  A maintenance agreement will assure you that you will know who to call and we will be responsive to your needs.  RJ Kuhn in Oswego, IL. provides priority service for our agreement customer, this ensures that a tech will arrive at your doorstep without an excessive wait time.