Furnace Repair and Maintenance: How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

In the colder months of the year, heating units are called on to create a pleasant indoor temperature and create a comfortable environment inside of any home or business. These units are built to provide the kind of output and long-term efficiency that New Jersey customers need. But breakdowns can occur, which is why professional furnace repair and maintenance is important to keep in mind. You can rest assure that you have the best options available from the service technicians at Point Bay Heating and Cooling.

Make the Most out of Your Heating Unit

It can sometimes be a bit confusing when considering the different brands, models, and features that are available. Fortunately, no matter what selection an individual has made or may make in the future, certain practices and routines can improve the performance of any heater by improving functionality, safety, efficient energy usage. These preparations can provide a number of benefits including reduced costs in terms of utility bills and repairs, improved performance and output, and more comfortable climates. In order to make the most out of any heating unit, check out these simple furnace repair and maintenance tips to prepare for winter.

Understanding the Types of Heater

There are different types of heaters and each one has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Keeping this in mind, there are certain measures that can be taken to improve the performance of each one.

Natural Gas

For those who use gas furnaces, it is no secret that fuel can get expensive during the colder months of the year, especially due to high demand. Point Bay does not supply natural gas, but we do service and install gas fired heating equipment. Our highly trained technicians are fully qualified to handle all of your natural gas service needs from cleanings to replacements.

Home Heating Oil

Oil heat is one of the safest heat sources available to New Jersey homeowners. Today’s product is much cleaner and more efficient than it was in the past. You can rest easy knowing that oil heat is clean, efficient, and—most importantly—safe. Advancements in modern home oil heat make it a truly green option for New Jersey homeowners. Find out more about home heating oil on our FAQ page and contact us for more information.

Keeping Furnaces Clean and Free of Obstructions

Cleaning and checking components is a very important aspect of furnace repair and maintenance. Filters are one of the most common parts of a furnace that need replacing. Inspecting filters after approximately thirty days of use can usually indicate whether the filters need to be changed. While some suggest that these filters can last up to three months, inspecting them every month or so can allow owners to make their own decisions based on how much the furnace has been used. Much like gas, filters can be found for much cheaper during the warmer months of the year.

It is also important to keep any furnace free from debris and obstructions. Keeping items away from furnaces can promote a safer environment and a more efficient unit. Staying safe and warm during the colder months of the year is easy and affordable.

Serving Your Fuel Needs

No matter the types of fuels you use, Point Bay can solve all your heating needs. We offer heating oil, kerosene, and diesel to our customers, with competitive pricing. Point Bay is family-owned and operated, so we value customer service and positive attitudes. To learn more, give us a call at (732) 349-5059.