Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance in NJ Winters

With the cold weather in New Jersey comes an increased reliance on a furnace. You program the thermostat to warm your home up in the evening, before you arrive home from work and program it to cool down when you leave the house to save on energy bills. You are comforted knowing it keeps you and your family warm during bitter nights. One of the last things on your mind is how it works…until it doesn’t.

Comfort is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as a state or situation in which you are relaxed. In order to avoid problems (and stay cozy, comfortable and confident), it is essential that you do not neglect your heater’s regular maintenance. Ensuring the components of your furnace are working correctly can prevent expensive and hazardous consequences. Many people don’t realize that, like many appliances, a furnace also needs regular maintenance in order to perform at its highest all year long. The best way to keep your furnace running efficiently and safely is to have it regularly maintained by a certified technician.

Save on Costs

Even the most energy efficient furnace can drain your energy bill if it’s not properly maintained. Throughout the summer months, while your heater is inactive accumulating dust and dirt, the internal workings can become corrupt which impacts the performance. And mold and bacteria can build up on the indoor coil of your heating system damaging your heater (leading to big repairs). Regular furnace maintenance in NJ alleviates the costs and stresses of repeat service calls because it costs much less to be proactive and prevent problems before they actually happen.

Extend the Heater’s Lifespan

A thorough maintenance of your furnace can extend the lifespan of your heater by several years. The typical furnace has an average life span of 15 years. With regular maintenance, your furnace may last as long as 20 years.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death and is found in combustion fumes from things like gas ranges and heating systems. CO can build up and cause poisoning with symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. High levels of CO inhalation can cause loss of consciousness and even death. Having your heating system serviced by a licensed heating professional regularly can help to prevent CO poisoning in your home and keep your family safe.

Regular furnace maintenance in NJ is essential for the comfort and safety for your home. Since 1926, Lawes Heating and Cooling Company in New Jersey, has been keeping families comfortable all year round. That’s why we provide certified oil and gas burner technicians, and air conditioning technicians who are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. We extend service and repairs on all brands and models of residential oil or gas-fired heating equipment: furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, and indirect hot water heaters. Protect your family today, and give us a call at (732)741-6302!