Winter is Certainly Here!

Winter is Certainly Here!

There’s no doubting it: winter has arrived and it looks like it’s here to stay. With our local Albuquerque forecast threatening some pretty mean looking snowstorms, there’s weather-related disruption and a whole lot of cold due in this early part of January. Storms are predicted to drop one to two inches of snow, with four significant weather events in the forecast over the coming days.

All this weather and cold will serve as a timely reminder to ensure that your AC and heating units are firing on all cylinders. With such bad weather around of late, you’ll want to think about additional heating options.

Do you have a furnace that needs repair or replacement? Now is the time to give that some serious thought. If your furnace isn’t working correctly, or not heating your home properly, you don’t want to get caught out in the cold. Not only is it bad for you as cold may have health repercussions, it’s bad for your home, too. Nobody wants the stress and cost of cracked or frozen pipes as a result of your faulty heating system.

There are a large number of factors to look out for to ensure that your furnace is working to its full capacity. Here is a run down of the most common issues to be aware of:

Ongoing maintenance
Have you had a maintenance check at least once a year? Routine checks or inspections can help the system run more efficiently and spot initial signs of problems.

Regular wear and tear
Is your system old or out of warranty? Regular wear and tear takes its toll, just like with any other device or mechanism. This can lead to a reduction in performance.

Filter problems
Are your filters clogged up? Dirty or clogged up filters can result in a loss of airflow, reducing performance.

Now is the time to call in the heating professionals in Albuquerque to look for any existing or potential performance issues with your furnace. Better to inspect and repair than to replace, from a cost and time point of view. Act now so you don’t pay later.

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