The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for pointless repairs isn’t high on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why keeping up with furnace maintenance is so crucial. The perfect time to stop a problem is before it arises. While we move into the colder season in West Columbia, you don’t want to be left in the cold because of a furnace breakdown. Your furnace will be working hard this time of year to keep you comfy. Annual furnace maintenance from the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. will repair any present problems and diagnose and tend to any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Annual furnace maintenance is as crucial as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go years on end without obtaining an oil change – the same relates to furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are many of things that should be checked so they don’t go wrong, and the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia will inspect all those moving fragments to make sure they aren’t heading toward a breakdown. Our specialists will inspect every moving part of your system, even your wiring, to confirm that everything is functioning as it should.

There is also a simple thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace operating correctly in every season: check your air filter. Routinely checking and keeping up with replacing your air filter is an important to-do list item to keep your system operating correctly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter restricts airflow and creates added tension on your furnace to work with your thermostat. This will not only lower your furnace’s efficiency, it can also lessen the life of your system by creating added wear and tear. Another thing to keep in mind is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home clears 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 unforeseen malfunctions, which come with unexpected bills. If you haven’t yet arranged for furnace maintenance, give the specialists at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia a call at 803-265-4208.