MasterTech Answers the Call

Prepare Your Home for the Winter

Importance of furnace repair before winter

Columbia homeowners are recommended to undertake furnace repair or replacement before the onset of winter. Since these units are rarely used during the other months, their efficiency tends to decline, thus making it essential for you to have the serviced before winter sets in. Filters are the most common problems in furnaces as they can restrict heat flow if they get clogged. The blower motor and belt can become loose and increase your power bills, and cracked or frayed belts can cause hindrances, making it necessary to undertake furnace repair.

 

Problems that require furnace repair

Blower doors must be repaired regularly as carbon monoxide and other such combustion byproducts are kept away from warm air. Make sure the vents in your home are unobstructed. Circulation of air happens effectively when there are no blockages in the vents. The furnace consumes less energy and works better when air is allowed to freely circulate back and forth. Flammable objects must be removed from around the unit. Items such as clothes, boxes, aerosols, paints, tools, gasoline and other flammable elements must be stored away from your heater.

The winters can get extremely cold, and having no furnace in your Columbia home can make it extremely difficult to survive. The units also gather dust and other elements, which get into their parts and reduce their functionality, making it necessary for you to conduct maintenance checks to identify problems and undertake furnace repair.