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 allows you to get ahead of issues before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in Erie can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to a sudden furnace breakdown. The team at Patterson & Stirling Inc will keep your hard-working furnace running smoothly this season. Regular 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie will inspect both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to keep your furnace 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 a lot – check your air filter. The troubles a dirty air filter can generate are endless, and the solution is simple – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is so important for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can create 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 negatively effects your system’s efficiency and the extra wear and tear will shorten your system’s life. Your air filter also has an effect on your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home flows through it. A dirty filter means polluted air. The longer 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 complications before they become a breakdown, along with an unexpected bill. Now is an excellent time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie, give us a call at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment with us online.