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Don't Skip Your Pre-Winter Furnace Tune-Up

Posted by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 10/28/2013

With winter coming on, it's time to start thinking about turning on the old furnace, and that means that it's time for your furnace's annual inspection and tune-up. Just like people need an annual physical from their doctor, you need to have a professional clean and inspect your furnace at least once a year. There are a lot of good reasons to do this, but one big one is that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends it to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide in your house, a buildup which can potentially prove deadly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that around 80 people die every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning heating systems across the nation. Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it can build up to toxic levels before you're even aware that it's there. A furnace tune-up is a cheap and painless way to make sure that your family is safe this winter.

Luckily, tuning up your furnace before winter sets in has other benefits, too. A pre-winter check can clear out soot, dust, and other deposits that can damage furnaces or lead to inefficient heating. Buildup on the firing mechanisms of sensors and pilots can cause damage to the furnace that is costly to repair, and if a furnace becomes jammed it may have to be dismantled entirely to fix it. A pre-winter inspection can not only prevent safety issues, but also head off the majority of causes of heating system failures.

Taking care of problems before they start is always a good idea, but it's especially helpful when you're dealing with heating and winter. The middle of winter is the busy season for furnace repair, which can lead to long waits. That can mean a cold house, and worse. If the temperature drops low enough, pipes can freeze and burst, which can lead to flooding and cause substantial damages. Fixing a broken furnace in winter is bad enough, fixing broken pipes is a whole lot worse.

When it comes time to get your furnace checked out, remember that A. Borrelli is your source for HVAC in Westchester. Our technicians are among the top specialists in HVAC in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, and they make it their first priority to ensure your family's comfort and safety this winter. Here at A. Borrelli, we know furnaces, we know what to look for, and we'll make sure that your furnace is up to snuff and ready to heat your house and keep you safe and warm no matter how cold it gets. When the snow is falling and the wind is blowing, you don't want to have to worry about your furnace, you just want to curl up with your family and some hot cocoa and trust that things will work as they should. So call A. Borrelli today, and let us take care of the rest.

With licensed, trained, and insured technicians in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, as well as the New York City Metro Area, homeowners in the southeastern part of New York State can count on A. Borrelli HVAC to handle their heating, cooling, and plumbing needs expediently. At A. Borrelli in New York, we do HVAC and plumbing right, so call us at (914) 495-3030 today!

Topics: Furnace Service, HVAC in Westchester