What Are the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance on a Furnace or Heat Pump?

Whether you do it annually or bi-annually, routine preventative maintenance is essential for keeping a heating source in a home or commercial property in its best working condition. 

While the specific tasks done during routine maintenance will vary, depending on your specific equipment, a technician will usually:

  • Inspect ducts
  • Change air filters
  • Check for leaks along the connection points
  • Lubricate motors and bolts
  • Check thermostat calibration
  • Clean coils and blowers

So what kinds of benefits can you expect when you perform or schedule preventative maintenance? 

Longer Life Expectancy

On average, an HVAC system can last up to 20 years. Without proper care along the way, breakdowns can happen, leading to the need for a premature replacement. 

When a system has loose connections, a build-up of debris, or other issues, it can struggle to produce the necessary volume of warm air. A system that’s poorly maintained will face more wear and tear through normal operation, leading to worn-out components.

Less Expensive Repairs

When you have your equipment checked regularly, maintenance professionals are able to pinpoint minor problems to repair before they become big, expensive problems. 

Provide a Safe Environment

Gas heating systems can produce carbon monoxide, a deadly threat. Regular maintenance will check for proper connections to prevent this gas from leaking into a home or place of business.

Lower Energy Bills

When the heat pump is cleaner and all connections are tight, there is less work for it to do to heat a home or business. By having your heating source work properly, you can keep your energy bills down

Better Air Quality

Breathing in fresh air is important for everyone. A regular tune-up can help to clear out the dust, debris, mold, and dander. 

During your visit, an HVAC technician can even check your air quality or replace your air filters, helping you to ensure that everyone who comes to your property can enjoy clean air! 


The last thing that you want to face in the middle of winter is an unexpected breakdown of your heating system. By scheduling regular preventative maintenance, you can ensure that your system is fully operational right when you need it most.

Ready to Schedule Maintenance for Your Heating System?

To schedule maintenance for your furnace or heat pump, reach out to the experienced team at Cascade Mechanical today. We’ll keep your systems running right!