The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for unnecessary repairs isn’t top on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why continuing with furnace maintenance is so vital. The greatest time to end a problem is before it begins. While we draw near the colder season in Gresham, you don’t want to be deserted in the cold due to a furnace failure. Your furnace will be working hard this season to keep you warm. Annual furnace maintenance from the team at Honke Heating & AC will fix any current problems and identify and tend to any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Routine furnace maintenance is as crucial as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go many years without receiving an oil change – the same goes for furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are a number of things that should be tested so they don’t go wrong, and the pros at Honke Heating & AC in Gresham will review all those moving parts to ensure they aren’t proceeding toward a failure. Our specialists will look at every moving function of your system, including your wiring, to confirm that everything is working as it should.

There is also a simple thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace running efficiently in every season: check your air filter. Routinely inspecting and keeping up with swapping your air filter is a crucial task to keep your system running correctly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter limits airflow and creates extra 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 remember is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home clears through your air filter. If your filter is dirty, so is your air.

The longer a problem goes ignored, the more destruction it can do. We want to help you stay practical and keep you from any unexpected failures, which come with unforeseen bills. If you haven’t yet arranged for furnace maintenance, give the specialists at Honke Heating & AC in Gresham a call at 503-663-8033.