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 gives you the opportunity to get ahead of issues before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in Keokuk can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unexpected furnace breakdown. The team at WM J Kraus & Son will keep your hard-working furnace running smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us time to identify existing problems that could lead to 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 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 WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk will check out 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 running efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention all the time – check your air filter. The problems a dirty air filter can create are endless, and the solution is clear – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is imperative for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can cause 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 has a negative impact on your system’s efficiency and the additional wear and tear will decrease the life of your system. Your air filter also has an effect on your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home is passing through it. A polluted filter means filthy air. The more time you wait to get a problem fixed, the more time it has to further damage your system. When it comes to your furnace it’s best to be proactive and address problems before they become a breakdown, along with an unexpected bill. Now is an excellent time to schedule your furnace maintenance with WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk, give us a call at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment with us online.