Kevin Perri, Vice President of A.J. Perri, states, “Winter officially started just over two weeks ago, and doesn’t end for more than two months. It’s predicted that this winter will be colder and snowier than normal.” Therefore, it’s imperative that homeowners are prepared for any and all weather conditions.
“The best thing you can do to get ready is to have your furnace cleaned and inspected,” continues Perri.
When a professional opens up your furnace, he can see any potential problems, wear-and-tear on parts that are near the end of their life, and even give an estimate on the remaining life in your system.
“During his visit, the technician will remove the dirt build-up in the furnace, which is the number-one reason for furnace failure,” says Perri. “Regular cleaning also increases the furnace’s efficiency and lifespan.”
As important as preventing furnace breakdown is checking for possible carbon monoxide leaks.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and toxic gas. When inhaled, it replaces the oxygen in your body and accumulates rapidly in blood. Because it is impossible to see, taste, or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. Carbon monoxide kills 500 Americans every year, and January is the month when most of those deaths occur.
When your furnace is functioning correctly and proper ventilation is present, there is nothing to worry about. The gas is harmlessly sent outside the home. To ensure proper conditions exist, have every combustion appliance checked annually. This includes furnaces, gas stoves and dryers, and gas fireplaces.
For more information about A.J. Perri, visit www.ajperri.com
A. J. Perri
Since 1971 A.J. Perri has been serving New Jersey homeowners with years of experience and a national reputation for superior technical skills in heating, air conditioning, plumbing and indoor air quality systems. They service those in Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Essex and Union counties. For more information, visit their website at www.ajperri.com.