The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for unnecessary repairs isn’t top on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why continuing with furnace maintenance is so vital. The perfect time to stop a problem is before it arises. While we approach the wintertime in Franklin Lakes, you don’t want to be left in the cold from a furnace failure. Your furnace will be running hard this time of year to keep you warm. Regular furnace maintenance from the team at Total Comfort will mend any present problems and identify and address any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Routine furnace maintenance is as imperative as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go years on end without obtaining an oil change – the same applies to furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are a number of things that should be checked so they don’t go wrong, and the professionals at Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes will examine all those moving pieces to ensure they aren’t heading toward a malfunction. Our specialists will investigate every moving part of your system, including your wiring, to guarantee that everything is functioning as it should.

There is also a simple thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace functioning efficiently throughout the year: check your air filter. Regularly inspecting and keeping up with swapping your air filter is a crucial task to keep your system operating properly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter confines airflow and creates additional strain on your furnace to keep up with your thermostat. This will not only lower your furnace’s efficiency, it can also decrease the life of your system by producing extra wear and tear. Another thing to keep in mind is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home travels through your air filter. If your filter is unclean, so is your air.

The further a problem goes unaddressed, the more damage it can do. We want to help you stay practical and keep you from any unforeseen failures, which come with unexpected bills. If you haven’t yet scheduled furnace maintenance, give the specialists at Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes a call at 201-268-5663.