The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for needless repairs isn’t top on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why continuing with furnace maintenance is so vital. The best time to end a problem is before it starts. While we approach the wintertime in Keokuk, you don’t want to be left in the cold because of a furnace malfunction. Your furnace will be running hard this season to keep you comfy. Annual furnace maintenance from the team at WM J Kraus & Son will mend any current problems and analyze and tackle any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Annual furnace maintenance is as crucial as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go many years without getting an oil change – the same relates to 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 professionals at WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk will review all those moving parts to make sure they aren’t proceeding toward a failure. Our technicians will investigate every moving piece of your system, even 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 properly all through the year: check your air filter. Routinely checking and keeping up with changing your air filter is an important to-do list item to keep your system working properly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter limits airflow and causes additional strain on your furnace to maintain operation with your thermostat. This will not only decrease your furnace’s efficiency, it can also lessen the life of your system by creating extra wear and tear. Another thing to keep in mind is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home passes through your air filter. If your filter is dirty, so is your air.

The longer a problem goes unaddressed, the more damage it can do. We want to help you stay practical and keep you from any unforeseen breakdowns, which come with unforeseen bills. If you haven’t yet scheduled furnace maintenance, give the experts at WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk a call at 319-229-2318.