Getting Your Furnace Ready for Winter, tom rostron

November 9, 2016

Winter is right around the corner here in Wall Township, NJ—you can feel it in the chill of the air. While homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties may not want to admit it, the snow will be falling soon enough, which is why there’s no better time than right now to take a closer look at the current health of your furnace.

There’s nothing worse than having to deal with emergency repairs on the coldest day of the year, yet it happens all the time when homeowners go into the winter blindly, without having had their furnaces tested.

So why should you consider furnace maintenance before 2017 hits? Here are just a few reasons, none of which should go overlooked.

The Threat of Emergency Breakdown

Consider the following scenario: the weather forecast is calling for the coldest day in months, and the last time you had your furnace looked at was at least a few years ago—in fact, you can’t even remember exactly when maintenance last occurred. You cross your fingers hoping everything will be all right, but then without warning, your furnace stops operating. It’s 2:30 am.

The fact is, furnace breakdown does occur in older units that haven’t been serviced in some time, and for whatever reason, it tends to happen at the worst possible times. Emergency repairs are not only inconvenient, they can be very expensive and typically occur at unexpected times. Clearly, the best way to avoid this situation altogether is to have your heating system looked at before the first flake of snow falls from the sky.

Indoor Air Quality

If you’re like most homeowners, chances are you don’t tend to put a lot of thought into the quality of your home’s indoor air. This being said, indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health and safety of you and your family, especially for those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions.

The threat of carbon monoxide is an especially prevalent concern for those who live in homes outfitted with older gas heating systems. If your furnace hasn’t been serviced for as long as you can remember, there’s no way to tell for sure whether or not it’s contributing to the contamination of your indoor air and putting your family at risk.

Tom Rostron: Your Heating Specialist This Winter

At Tom Rostron, we believe that nothing is more important than keeping our customers warm, safe and comfortable this winter. Our crew handles not only emergency and preventative maintenance, but also full installations of new heating and cooling systems. If you’ve cranked up your thermostat and nothing is happening, it’s time to give us a call.

Don’t risk an emergency heating breakdown this winter. Contact us today to schedule your heating tune-up.