Be Sure to Have Your NJ Furnace Checked Every Year
We don’t have to tell you that New Jersey winters can be bitterly cold. You never want to face the prospect of winter without a functioning heater – and that’s why it’s so important to have your NJ furnace checked at least once a year to make sure it’s functioning properly.
It’s easy to overlook your furnace and think of it as something that’s just ‘always there.’ However, your furnace is an extremely complicated piece of machinery. It needs routine check-ups just like your car, and the other machines you rely on. Yearly maintenance checks can ensure that your heater is always there for you when you need it while bringing plenty of other benefits as well!
If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had your furnace checked, we’ve got plenty of reasons why you want to call in NJ heating experts for a check-up!
Seven Reasons You Should Have Your NJ Furnace Checked At Least Once A Year
1. Keep your family safe
Furnaces rely on volatile chemicals such as oil or natural gas to create the heat that keeps you warm in the winter. These can be extremely dangerous if they escape the heating system! Also, anything involving combustion – burning fuels – means there’s a risk of fire or explosion. Properly maintained furnaces are extremely safe, but if they start to break down, almost anything could happen.
Regular furnace check-ups will ensure your furnace is functioning properly, and there’s no additional risk to your home or family.
2. Keep the hot air flowing properly
One of the most common signs of a struggling furnace is that the flow of air through your house is inconsistent. Some rooms may be hot – even too hot – while others remain freezing cold. If you want to remain comfortable, you want to make sure your furnace is running properly.
When the fan is running well and all the ducts are clean, you’ll get warm air in every room. The temperatures in your house will be even, and you’ll be comfortable no matter where you are.
3. Maintain your warranty
Has your furnace been installed in the last few years? If so, it’s probably still under warranty – but only if it’s properly maintained! Most NJ furnace manufacturer’s warranties require yearly check-ups, and if you don’t call in repair crews to take a look, you won’t be covered in case of a major breakdown.
In this case, it’s a small price to pay to maintain your warranty protections.
4. Improve your air quality by maintaining the air filter
An annual furnace check-up takes a look at every aspect of your furnace – including the filter. If your air filter is dirty, that dirt is going to make its way into the air system, and into your home. A furnace with a dirty filter will increase the number of allergens in the air, or even spread around other contaminants such as mold/mildew spores.
Having the filter changed once a year will improve your indoor air quality, reduce allergens, and allow your family to breathe easily.
5. Maintain your wiring
Another important aspect of furnace check-up is a full check of the wiring and electrical connections. Loose or broken wiring can easily create fire hazards, particularly if there is gas or oil present. You want trained experts guaranteeing that all the wiring attached to your furnace is properly installed, and fully insulated, to further reduce the chances of anything going wrong.
6. Prevent more expensive repair jobs
Small problems which go ignored tend to lead to big problems. Big problems are usually expensive problems. When you have trained NJ heating experts looking over your furnace and heating system, they’ll be able to spot small problem areas which can be fixed now to prevent more expensive problems from happening later on.
After all, preventative maintenance is always cheaper than major repairs!
7. Improve your energy efficiency
A poorly maintained furnace is going to be an expensive furnace. When it struggles to produce heat or has to work harder to push air through clogged pipes and ducts, that’s just wasted energy – energy that you pay for! The plain truth is that regular furnace check-ups will usually pay for themselves by reducing the energy costs of your heating system and helping it run at maximum efficiency.
When your furnace is properly maintained, you’ll see it in your monthly electrical bill.
Air Temp Makes It Easy to Maintain Your Furnace
For more than a decade, Air Temp has offered the best in heating and air conditioning support to homeowners across New Jersey! From regular maintenance to major upgrades such as converting from oil to gas usage, we can make sure your home is toasty warm in the coming winter.
To learn more about the range of services we offer, just contact us.