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The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

We’re sure you have things you’d rather spend your money on than unnecessary furnace repairs, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace maintenance. This allows you to get ahead of issues before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in the Bay Area can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at Contra Costa Heating & AC will keep your hard-working furnace operating smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us a chance to identify existing problems that could grow into a furnace repair down the road.

Think of your furnace maintenance as you do getting the oil changed in your car. Your furnace is a mechanical system containing a lot of moving parts that need to be checked to ensure you’re not headed towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area 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 running efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention quite a bit – check your air filter. The complications a dirty air filter can create are endless, and the solution is easy – 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 cause a domino effect of troubles within your system. A dirty filter blocks air flow which makes your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which hinders your system’s efficiency and the extra wear and tear will shorten the life of your system. Your air filter also has an effect on your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home flows through it. A dirty filter means polluted air.

The longer you wait to fix a problem, the more time it has to further damage your system. When it comes to your furnace it’s best to be proactive and address problems before they become a breakdown, along with a surprise bill. Now is an excellent time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area, give us a call at 510-343-9841.