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 Portland Metro can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at Central Air Inc will keep your hard-working furnace operating smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us an opportunity 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 headed towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Central Air Inc in Portland Metro 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 operating efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention quite a bit – check your air filter. The troubles 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 vital 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 hinders your system’s efficiency and the added 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 dirty filter means polluted 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 issues before they become a breakdown, along with an unexpected bill. Now is the ideal time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Central Air Inc in Portland Metro, give us a call at 503-656-1908 or set up an appointment with us online.