The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017 We’re sure you have better things to spend your money on than unnecessary furnace repairs, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace maintenance. This gives you the opportunity to get ahead of complications before they start. We all know how the winters in West Columbia can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. will keep your hard-working furnace operating smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us a chance to identify existing problems that could be the cause of a furnace repair down the road. Consider the importance of your furnace maintenance as you do getting the oil changed in your car. Your furnace is a mechanical system comprised of moving parts that need to be checked to ensure you’re not on the path towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia will review both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to ensure your furnace is that your furnace is functioning as it should this season and many seasons to come. Something you can do to keep your furnace performing efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention quite a bit – check your air filter. The problems a dirty air filter can cause are endless, and the solution is simple – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is imperative for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can create a domino effect of issues within your system. A dirty filter reduces air flow which makes your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which hinders your system’s efficiency and the additional wear and tear will shorten your system’s life. Your air filter is the front line for your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home goes through it. A dirty filter means polluted air. The longer you wait to get a problem fixed, the more time it has to further damage your system. When it comes to your furnace it’s best to be proactive and address issues before they become a breakdown, along with a surprise bill. Now is the ideal time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia, give us a call at 803-796-9172 or set up an appointment with us online.