HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical

The Importance of Having Your Furnace Inspected

It’s that time of year again!

The winter clothes are out, and the furnace is ready to be turned on—so you can be nice and toasty inside, while reveling in the chilly weather outside!

But wait, before you turn the heating system on, ask yourself this: when was the last time you had it inspected?

If you can’t remember, then it’s probably high-time you did.

But why? It was working fine last year. It should be working fine now too!

That may sound like a fine argument; however, in a year’s time, any number of things could have caused a little disruption. A small leak, a worn-out part—even a seemingly small issue can become a big one if you don’t have it seen to in time.

Remember, an inspection is less expensive. Extensive repairs and replacements will end up costing a pretty penny if you’re not careful!

What You Get From a Furnace Inspection

Maintained Efficiency

Your furnace—while durable—isn’t immune to damage. Over time, it will rust and lose its functionality; neglecting maintenance will just exacerbate these issues, which will, in turn, lead to bigger issues. Having your furnace inspected will allow you to keep an eye on any parts of the system that need to be replaced, and any parts that need to be regularly maintained.

Reduced Heating Expense

The smoother your furnace runs, the easier it’ll be for your system to create heat. With more problems hindering its inner workings, your furnace will have to work overtime to provide you with the heat you need. A furnace inspection lets you fine-tune your system so it runs more efficiently, thus minimizing your energy bills.

Damage Control

Even a year of neglect can do a number on your furnace. A busted heat exchanger, small gas leaks, a bad flame sensor—all of these can amount to greater issues, dangerous issues, if you don’t have them fixed in time.

An inspector will let you know what needs to be replaced sooner than needed, and what can be amended with a little tinkering. In the long run, that saves you more than just money on heating bills.

Added Features

Like a carbon monoxide detector! Especially if you live in an older house with a furnace, the inspector will definitely recommend that you install one.

Things like fireplaces, furnaces, and even water heaters produce carbon monoxide, which can be poisonous and harmful if consumed over a long period of time.

As such, your inspector will stress that you install one on each floor so you can be aware of any leaks.

A Cleaner Home

A furnace inspection does more than just give you the lowdown on how your furnace is working. A basic tune-up of your furnace—like changing the filters, clearing the exhaust flue, etc. greatly impacts the air quality in your home too.


In short, a furnace inspection is crucial for the longevity of your system and the comfort of your home. So, in preparation for winter, have your system inspected by Comfort Shield.

We offer services for furnace maintenance, installation, and repair services to all in North Carolina. Contact one of the leading HVAC companies in NC today and have your furnace seen to by a professional!