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Steer Clear of These Common Furnace & Heating Problems This Winter


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Steer Clear of These Common Furnace & Heating Problems This Winter

Temperatures have dropped, and it’s time to make sure that you don’t get left in the cold this season. Below, we cover the most common heating and furnace problems that people face in their New Jersey homes, so you can ensure that your HVAC unit fights off the chill all winter long.

Learn About Other’s Problems Before They Become Your Own

Lack of Proper Maintenance. This is the biggest heating problem that people face. It is, after all, rather simple to neglect a heating unit. It turns on by itself, shuts off by itself, and seems completely self-sufficient. The reality, however, is that a heating system needs to be checked annually, at the very least. Without a routine maintenance check, you’re making your heater vulnerable to unexpected breakdowns from overexerted and malfunctioning parts.

Thermostat Malfunction. When it comes to your heating system, the thermostat runs the show. If it isn’t working properly, it won’t matter how much care you’re devoting to the rest of your heater. Find out how to best handle a malfunctioning thermostat in our infographic.

Air Flow Problems. Air flow is the most significant factor in determining whether your heating bill will unexpectedly spike. If air filters are not being routinely cleaned or replaced, your operating costs will go up because your heater has to work much harder to generate heat. In addition, a dirty air filter affects the air quality in your home. Find out what we suggest to ensure that your indoor air is fresher and cleaner, season after season, here.

Ignition Control Problems. When this situation arises, the first step is determining what kind of ignition your heater has—either a hot surface ignition system or an electronically controlled (intermittent) pilot system. Learn about the root cause of ignition failure, and how a trained professional can help, in our free infographic.

What We Recommend and Why

When it comes to your home’s heating system, we believe that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even if your heating unit appears to be running as efficiently as possible, the 1st Choice team can provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your furnace will not break down when you need it most. Give 1st Choice a call at (848) 266-6858 to schedule an appointment today and beat the chill before it comes howling at our doors.