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How To Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Rinker Oil and Propane’s tune-ups help keep your furnace going strong!

heating maintenance pennsylvaniaOur service department gets bustling in the fall, so Rinker Oil and Propane urges customers to contact us now to book a furnace maintenance tune-up for their home before the temperatures drop.

Appointments for tune-ups are easier to schedule, and you won’t have a long wait time, if you make one soon.

Another way you can take care of your furnace is to enroll in one of Rinker Oil and Propane’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 entrusting Rinker Oil and Propane with your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up, you’re not only guaranteeing its ability to make it through another winter in the Southern Tier, but you’re also reaping other benefits!

Cut your heating costs. By ensuring your furnace is properly maintained, you help it to operate at peak efficiency, thereby saving money on propane or heating oil.

Keep your furnace going longer. If you want your furnace to run smoothly and last a long time, then it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance.

Keep the warranty valid. Your furnace’s warranty may be null and void if you don’t have it serviced by a professional once per year. This means that all future repair expenses would come out of your pocket.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

If you’re unsure about whether to repair your old furnace or buy a new one, our team of experts can help. We’ll offer an objective assessment and help you make a 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. If your furnace is roughly 10 years old or older and you don’t get it serviced regularly, an upgrade might be necessary.

Repair bills. It is usually more cost-effective to replace your furnace rather than repairing it if the costs of repairs would exceed half of the cost of a new one. In the long run, you’ll be more comfortable and save money on your energy bills.

Efficiency. Furnaces that are not maintained over time become less efficient. An old furnace’s efficiency may fall to 60% or lower. A new furnace, on the other hand, has efficiencies approaching 98%, meaning that your energy expenditures will be lower for years to come.

Make time today to get in touch with Rinker Oil and Propane to schedule your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up!