Why should you have your furnace checked yearly....and why a home warranty is a good thing..

Real Estate Agent with BHHS|Drysdale Properties CalBRE #01255032

It's called Murphy's law sometimes.......but here is another reason to have your furnace serviced each year to keep it in tip top shape.....

Depending on the type of furnace you have you may encounter issues with water dripping both inside the furnace and onto the surface below causing floor issues.

Sometimes the condenser freezes, the line to the condenser becomes plugged or the fittings somehow loosen.

I went in to change my filter today. I usually change it every 3 months only to find water in the furnace, on the floor and going , HUH?

Yes, I have called the local service provider. They cannot come out until til tomorrow.

I was told it could be from several causes. I guess I will find out when they show up.

I am really glad I have kept up my home warranty. It is events like this that can come back and bite hard that makes a home warranty worth it.

Probably will not pay for the damage to the floor, but my regular insurance should.

Preventive maintenance is a must. Change those filters often and look for signs of unusual changes.

Water would be one of those in a furnace............


Posted by

Terry L. Osburn, Broker Associate


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Comments (3)

Melissa Polce
ERA, Wilkinson Real Estate Charlotte - Huntersville, NC
Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!

I agree, so many little things make a difference, especially simple maitenance!

Sep 22, 2009 09:07 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

It is so important to make sure the furnace is operating efficiently ... especially in a colde climate like NH (lol)!

Sep 22, 2009 03:13 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

If you've been using the cooling system a lot recently, it's probably just condensate. Hopefully it hasn't rusted out your furnace. If you use the heating or cooling system regularly, you might check the filter monthly rather than quarterly.

Sep 24, 2009 06:41 PM