The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for needless repairs isn’t high on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why keeping up with furnace maintenance is so crucial. The best time to end a problem is before it arises. While we draw near the wintertime in Auburn, you don’t want to be deserted in the cold from a furnace failure. Your furnace will be working hard this time of year to keep you comfy. Routine furnace maintenance from the team at Forster Heating will repair any existing problems and diagnose and tend to any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Routine furnace maintenance is as important as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go many years without obtaining an oil change – the same goes for furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are many of things that should be tested so they don’t go wrong, and the pros at Forster Heating in Auburn will review all those moving pieces to guarantee they aren’t heading toward a breakdown. Our technicians will investigate every moving function of your system, even your wiring, to make certain that everything is running as it should.

There is also a simple thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace functioning correctly all through the year: check your air filter. Frequently testing and keeping up with swapping your air filter is an important to-do list item to keep your system operating properly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter limits airflow and creates extra strain on your furnace to keep up with your thermostat. This will not only lessen your furnace’s efficiency, it can also shorten the life of your system by producing added wear and tear. Another thing to bear in mind is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home passes through your air filter. If your filter is unclean, so is your air.

The longer a problem goes unattended, the more harm it can do. We want to help you stay proactive and keep you from any unanticipated failures, which come with unforeseen bills. If you haven’t yet scheduled furnace maintenance, give the professionals at Forster Heating in Auburn a call at 530-885-8081.