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 is a chance for you to get ahead of problems before they start. We all know how the winters in Rapid City can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at Precision Mechanical will keep your hard-working furnace running smoothly this season. Regular 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 with a lot of moving parts that need to be checked to ensure you’re not headed towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Precision Mechanical in Rapid City will review both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to establish 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 a lot – check your air filter. The complications a dirty air filter can generate are endless, and the solution is easy – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is so important for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can create a domino effect of problems within your system. A dirty filter blocks air flow which causes your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which hinders your system’s efficiency and the added wear and tear will shorten the life of your system. Your air filter is the front line for your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home flows through it. A polluted filter means filthy 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 ideal time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Precision Mechanical in Rapid City, give us a call at 605-206-2564.