The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017 We’re sure you have better things 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 problems before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in Scottsboro can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unexpected furnace breakdown. The team at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. will keep your hard-working furnace functioning smoothly this season. Yearly furnace maintenance gives us an opportunity to identify existing problems that could lead to a furnace repair down the road. Consider the importance 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro will review 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 all the time – check your air filter. The problems a dirty air filter can cause are endless, and the solution is easy – 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 cause a domino effect of troubles within your system. A dirty filter reduces air flow which makes your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which negatively effects 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 goes through it. A filthy 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 problems before they become a breakdown, along with an unplanned bill. Now is the ideal time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro, give us a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us online.