The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017 We’re sure you have things you’d prefer to spend your money on than unnecessary furnace repairs, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace maintenance. This is a chance for you to get ahead of problems before they start. We all know how the winters in Charlottesville can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to a sudden furnace breakdown. The team at Beck Cohen will keep your hard-working furnace functioning smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us an opportunity to identify existing problems that could be the cause of a furnace repair down the road. See 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 Beck Cohen in Charlottesville will inspect 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 complications a dirty air filter can create are endless, and the solution is simple – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is vital for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can lead to a domino effect of issues within your system. A dirty filter blocks air flow which forces your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which negatively effects your system’s efficiency and the additional wear and tear will shorten your system’s life. 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 filthy filter means dirty 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 complications before they become a breakdown, along with an unplanned bill. Now is the perfect time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Beck Cohen in Charlottesville, give us a call at 434-296-0129 or set up an appointment with us online.