This is the time of year when you hear recommendations concerning your furnace from HVAC companies. You hear how having your furnace cleaned and maintained by a St. Paul heating company in the fall will help prevent furnace repair down the road. The truth of the matter is that they are right. What is all this fuss about furnace maintenance anyway? Your furnace is tucked away in some crawlspace or other remote location, so who cares how dirty it is as long as it heats your home.

Here is what you need to know. The buildup of dirt and grime and the lack of maintenance can endanger your family and cause a decrease in the weight of your wallet.

One of the most critical elements of your furnace is in the heat exchange, which removes the poisonous gases. The heat exchanger is constantly expanding and contracting as temperatures in your furnace fluctuate. Over time, this process can cause cracks in the heat exchanger, allowing carbon monoxide to escape into your home. As you may already know, carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is extremely dangerous and could cause sickness and even death.

When your furnace is not properly maintained, it doesn’t take very long for a furnace filter to become clogged with dust, dirt and even mold. Once the filter fails to keep these particles out, your ducts become infested with these nasty airborne particles. And before you know it, they are being circulated through the air in your home.

Failing to have your furnace properly maintained can cost you in ways you have not even considered. Take the time to give us a call so we can keep your furnace problems under control.