The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017Having to pay for unnecessary repairs isn’t high on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why thinking ahead with furnace maintenance is so important. The best time to stop a problem is before it begins. While we approach the winter months in Augusta, you don’t want to be deserted in the cold because of a furnace malfunction. Your furnace will be operating hard this time of year to keep you comfortable. Regular furnace maintenance from the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning will repair any current problems and analyze and tend to any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair. Annual furnace maintenance is as important as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go consecutive years without receiving an oil change – the same applies to furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are a number of things that should be tested so they don’t go wrong, and the experts at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta will examine all those moving pieces to ensure they aren’t moving toward a failure. Our experts will investigate every moving piece of your system, even your wiring, to confirm that everything is functioning as it should. There is also a simple thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace functioning properly throughout the year: check your air filter. Routinely inspecting and keeping up with swapping your air filter is a crucial to-do list item to keep your system running correctly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter confines airflow and produces extra strain on your furnace to keep up with your thermostat. This will not only lessen your furnace’s efficiency, it can also decrease the life of your system by creating extra wear and tear. Another thing to [[keep in mind|remember]bear in mind]67] is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home clears through your air filter. If your filter is unclean, so is your air. The longer a problem goes ignored, the more harm it can do. We want to help you stay proactive and keep you from any unanticipated malfunctions, which come with unforeseen bills. If you haven’t yet scheduled furnace maintenance, give the experts at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta a call at 706-722-5304. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.