The reason why you should clean the furnace before the winter months is to bring it up to its maximum performance. One question arises. How many times a year you should clean the furnace?
Think about how often you use the heating system.
The central heating system is one of the most complex systems and the multitude of mechanical components that work together is amazing. So, in order for the system to work properly and efficient, it’s important that all these components work together.
All components of the system are subjected to wear and tear. To review each of the parts and make sure that they are all working properly means making a checklist to address each one of them.
Just cleaning the furnace is not enough. You will also need to look for damaged areas, for parts that aren’t working as they should, for needed upgrades and possible future repairs.
So, we return to our question. It’s common sense to clean the furnace once a year. You can wait until things start breaking, but you do not want that. Not only that unhandled problems can cost a lot more but there are safety risks involved. We are talking about a heating system and that means risks. A lot of them.