The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017 We’re sure you have things you’d rather spend your money on than unnecessary furnace repairs, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace maintenance. This is a chance for you to get ahead of problems before they start. We have all experienced how winters in Longview can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. will keep your hard-working furnace functioning smoothly this season. Regular furnace maintenance gives us an opportunity to identify existing problems that could be the cause of 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 headed towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview will check out both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to ensure your furnace is that your furnace is functioning as it should this season and many seasons to come. Something you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention quite a bit – check your air filter. The troubles a dirty air filter can generate are endless, and the solution is easy – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is vital 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 restricts air flow which forces your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which has a negative impact on your system’s efficiency and the additional wear and tear will shorten the life of your system. Your air filter is the front line for your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home goes through it. A polluted filter means filthy 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 a surprise bill. Now is an excellent time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview, give us a call at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online.