Time for the annual tune-up of Old Smokey?

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Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175

Time for the annual tune-up of Old Smokey? You better believe it. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the winter, but for the life of me I can't think of any right now. Your furnace needs an annual checkup and now is the best time to get it done. Waiting until the leaves fall or even until the snow flies is just asking for trouble. Now if you're depending on something like this to keep you warm through the year, then you might want to invest in a space heater. 

On his last gasp.

 

Old Smokey's older brother

 

Furnaces are kind of like the tires on your car or oil changes. Don't rotate the tires or change the oil on time and you will be buying new tires sooner or worse yet, buying a new car because the engine blew. The average life span of a furnace can be greatly extended just by getting this simple tune-up. While the tech is there, have him give the A/C a once over at the same time. That way you'll be ready for next summer. 

Make sure your home is ready for winter. If you have questions, feel free to call

Scott Seaton 

SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271

Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Illinois area since 2007.

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Comments (4)

Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

When I read the title of your blog I thought I was gonna open it and hear a song...lol. You are right, people need to get ready for old man winter... he's a comin!

Sep 07, 2011 02:05 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

He sure is, maybe not so soon in Tampa, but soon. I do sing, just can't figure out how to get it on AR. That would be funny.

Sep 08, 2011 02:21 AM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Scott - Waiting until the last minute when it comes to heating and cooling is not good.  I bought a new A/C unit in December to make sure I didn't have to go a day without A/C.

Sep 29, 2011 01:36 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Do you even have Old Smokey's in Florida? Just wondering how often you even use the furnace each year. 

 

Sep 30, 2011 01:18 AM