With the cold weather, we are all turning on the heat in our homes, but did you know that your furnace needs to be cared for on a regular basis to keep things running smoothly? The last thing you need is a heating emergency. Heating repair can be both costly and inconvenient, and a poorly cared for furnace can be deadly. Tri-City Heating & Air Conditioning can help you avoid emergency furnace repair with a few easy steps.
Get a Yearly Maintenance Check
Think of your furnace like your car. You need seasonal maintenance to keep it running so it won’t leave you stranded. Preventative service can save you money on repairs, as well as keep your family safe. Electrical problems can cause a house fire and a leaky heat exchanger can force combustion gases into the air your family breathes. These same gases can lead to explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning. Have an expert heating repair worker check for issues, preferably before turning on your heat for the year.
Change Your Filter Every 4 to 6 Weeks
We all want to breathe clean air. Your furnace filter not only prevents particles and debris from circulating through your home, it also keeps them from flying through your ductwork and other components. Thus, premature system failure is successfully prevented. During the winter season, you should be changing your filter every month.
Replace Old Equipment
If you find yourself frequently repairing your furnace or your energy bills are steadily increasing while your house temperature is uncomfortable, it may be time for a new unit. New models can offer you better efficiency, higher quality and a longer lifespan for your furnace. You are also likely to find better warranties for any problems that arise, while you need fewer emergency furnace repair services. Just be sure to hire a well-trained contractor like us to install it to ensure your safety.
When winter weather hits, we expect our heating system to work properly. When it does not, repairs can be expensive and a poorly working furnace can be deadly. Follow our important tips to get the most mileage out of your furnace this season.
Contact Tri-City Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your furnace needs!
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