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The Dangers of Ignoring Furnace Maintenance

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Your HVAC system needs regular maintenance if you want it to operate smoothly all year round. Just like your car, you have to periodically clean, lubricate and change the filters on your HVAC to keep it from breaking down. Vanak Mechanical has a list of reasons why you should never neglect servicing your furnace.

Poor Air Quality

When your HVAC becomes clogged or dirty, or when you filter needs to be changed, the air quality inside of your home can deteriorate rapidly. Your system filters a range of dust and airborne allergens. When it pushes air through your system if your ducts are dirty, and your filters clogged, a lot of that dirty air will simply be re-circulated.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

All furnaces that run on gas use a heat exchange to get rid of carbon monoxide. Your heat exchanger contracts and expands as the temperature fluctuates which can lead to cracks in the exchanger as it ages. When cracks develop, it allows deadly gas such as carbon monoxide to seep into the air in your home. Since this gas has no color or odor, it’s easy to fall victim to its deadly effects.


Any loose wires or issues with the pilot light on your gas converter can lead to an explosion or spark a fire without warning. Taking care of your heating system by having it regularly serviced will ensure you catch any issues such as old frayed wires or faulty pilot lights before they become a hazard.

Expensive Repairs

Some homeowners avoid maintenance due to the cost without understanding that daily use creates normal wear and tear that should be monitored. Small, easy to remedy issues left unchecked can place undue stress on the whole system which can lead to very expensive repairs in the event the whole HVAC system stops working.

Decreased Lifespan

Most HVAC systems can last 15-20 years before they need to be replaced or upgraded. When you allow problems to fester, the extra stress on the system can reduce the overall lifespan tremendously.

Higher Bills

Your HVAC system is probably one of the highest sources of energy use in your home. When your system is not functioning properly, it will require more energy just to heat or cool your home to the desired temperature. This will increase your energy cost and is a waste of valuable resources that could have been avoided with regular maintenance.

Damage Pipes

The winter brings with it very cold weather, which can often lead to frozen pipes if your furnace is not properly maintained. Inadequate heating in the winter can result in your pipes freezing over in a matter of hours, which also will cause any running water in your home to cease. In the event that a frozen pipe happens to burst, the resulting water leakage can result in structural damage and costly repairs.

Trust Us for Your HVAC Maintenance

Setting up seasonal and regular maintenance for your HVAC system will prevent costly repairs and ensure that you always have hot and cold air when you need it the most. We offer an affordable package for all of our valued clients, so you never have to let the cost stop you from regular services. To find out more about repair, replacement, or furnace maintenance, give Vanak Mechanical a call at (416) 278-3895 to speak with an experienced contractor today.