How To Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Posted: September 19, 2022

Vaughn Oil’s tune-ups help keep your furnace going strong all winter long!

heating service rhode islandVaughn Oil urges customers to contact us now to book a furnace maintenance tune-up for their home before the temperatures drop, and our service department gets busier.

If you make an appointment for a tune-up right away, it’s simpler to schedule and you won’t have to wait long.

Another option for maintaining your furnace is to sign up for one of Vaughn Oil’s affordable service plans. First of all, every one of our service plans includes an annual maintenance check for your furnace so that it will run smoothly. But that’s only the beginning. You also get priority service, discounts on parts and labor for repairs, the option of adding your home’s water heater to the plan, and Loyalty Credits for consecutive years of enrollment!

Why do I need a tune-up of my furnace?

By having Vaughn Oil perform your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up, you’re not only ensuring its ability to make it through another winter in Rhode Island, but also gaining other advantages!

Cut your heating costs. By keeping your heating system in good working order, you can help it run at peak efficiency and save money on heating oil expenses.

Keep your furnace going longer. It’s critical to keep up with regular maintenance if you want your heating system to function effectively and last a long time.

Keep the warranty valid. Many furnace manufacturers make a requirement for regular professional maintenance in your furnace’s warranty. Your furnace’s warranty may be invalidated if you don’t get an annual tune-up. A voided warranty means you’ll be responsible for all future repair costs.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your old furnace, our staff of professionals can assist. We’ll provide an honest evaluation and assist you in making a sound decision based on your needs.

In certain cases, repairing your furnace may be the best solution. If it’s less than seven years old, repairs are generally easier and less expensive. If you want to stay in your house for another year or two, repair may be the best option. Finally, a brand-new furnace might not be within your budget.
There are times, however, when replacing your furnace is the correct decision.

Age and condition. The average life expectancy of a furnace is 10 years. You might need to upgrade your furnace if it’s 10 years old or more, and you don’t regularly service it.

Repair bills. Replacing your furnace may initially seem like the more expensive option, but if repairs would exceed half the cost of a new installation, it is actually the better investment in both the short and long run. Not to mention, you’ll be much more comfortable and save money on energy bills.

Efficiency. Furnaces that are not maintained over time become less efficient. An old furnace’s efficiency may drop to 60% or lower. A new furnace, on the other hand, has efficiencies of more than 98%, resulting in extended energy savings for years to come.

Make time today to contact Vaughn Oil to schedule your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up!