Winter is around the corner. You want to make sure that it goes by happy and comfortable for you and your family. So, first thing first, you want to start PREPARING to fight the cruel winter by protecting your home. Living in the cold North can be challenging if your home isn’t well protected and shielded from the harsh blows of winter storms and endlessly dropping temperature. The good news though is that we all have our life savers installed in our houses called furnaces.

A furnace is the heart of your home. It radiates warmth during the winter and keeps you and your family safe, which is why, it becomes extremely important to make sure that your furnace is well maintained so that it gives the best results. So, let’s see why annual maintenance of your furnace is important for you.

To ensure the efficiency of your furnace

An annual inspection and repair can keep the functioning of your HVAC highly efficient. No maintenance and dirt accumulation can cause your furnace to burn more fuel, thereby making it less effective in providing heat to your house. If you think your furnace needs repair, you can take a repair service from Arrow Plumbing & Heating to bring your furnace back to its efficient functioning.

A dirty furnace can have harmful and deadly effects

Not cleaning your furnace regularly and leaving them dirty can produce huge amounts of carbon monoxide (CO). A furnace releases some amount of CO which is normal. But, when it is not cleaned, it might clog up the vents with carbon soot and emit higher amounts of CO that is highly toxic for you and your family. Thus, regular maintenance is important to avoid the blockage and damage to your HVAC system.

Improves air quality

Furnaces have air filters in them that helps keeping the air clean and fresh. This makes it useful in improving the air you breathe as it sucks all the dirt and debris giving you a clean and healthy air. However, if the filters are not replaced or maintained on a regular basis, it can stop pushing the warm air out, hence your furnace will not be as effective as it should be. It is very important to get your filters cleaned to reduce the effects of allergies and asthma. It is also very important to keep the area around the furnace free from dirt or chemicals that could catch fire.

Saves you money in the long run

Last but not the least, keeping your furnace clean and working increases its heating efficiency and keeps you away from the risk of sudden breakdowns and expensive repairs. So, it’s high time you keep checking your HVAC system on a regular basis to avoid any surprise burden on your wallet.

So, do you think your furnace is ready to beat the cold? A clean and well maintained furnace will definitely keep your home in the comfort zone that you and your family need to fight the cold.

For any concerns related to your HVAC, contact us and we will be happy to help you to make your furnace work the best for you.