It can be fairly easy to neglect maintenance on your furnace. Life gets busy and your HVAC system is likely hidden away in your home. Therefore, unless there is a major issue, you likely don’t think about it much. Yet, it is very important to ensure your HVAC system receives proper maintenance. Otherwise, you will eventually run into one or more of the issues below. 

Fear not, however, as B&L Ott in Berks County is here to help. We can help you keep your system in tip-top shape with our Preventative Maintenance service and we can help you repair your system when necessary. 

Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your furnace doesn’t get a filter change and a proper cleaning from B&L Ott on a regular basis, it will begin to get very dusty. This can lead to poor air quality. When a filter gets clogged, it loses the ability to trap dust particles and other pollutants. Then this dust cycles through your system and out into your Reading area home. 

If your home is very dusty, you may notice your family sneezing often and having trouble breathing, especially those with respiratory issues. If you want to keep your family healthy and breathing easily, contact B&L Ott 1-2 times per year for preventative maintenance. 

Lack of Comfort

When your system gets too dusty, the debris will block the airflow into your home. This means that the air will likely not be able to reach all areas of your Berks County home. In this case, you may notice warm and cool spots throughout your home. Therefore, it is important to change your filter regularly and ensure your system gets cleaned by the professionals at B&L Ott. You may also want to consider our duct cleaning service if your air ducts have not been cleaned within the past 10 years. 

Less Efficiency and More Spending

As mentioned above, excess dust within your HVAC system can block the air from traveling through your ducts. To compensate, your furnace will run longer to try and reach your desired temperature. This makes your HVAC system less efficient and causes your utility bills to rise as your system uses more fuel. While maintenance may seem like an unnecessary expense, regularly calling B&L Ott for preventative maintenance will save you more in the long run. 

hvac contractor repairing a heaterBreakdowns

If your furnace is working overtime and your system is dirty, it can cause more frequent breakdowns. The dust, as well as the increased wear-and-tear, will damage the sensitive parts of your HVAC system. Eventually, your system will break down and you will need to call B&L Ott for an emergency repair. B&L Ott will help you get your system back up and running as soon as possible, but it is best to avoid breakdowns in the first place by scheduling regular maintenance. It is also worth noting that frequent breakdowns can decrease the life expectancy of your furnace. 

Carbon Monoxide Leaks

When you schedule preventative maintenance from B&L Ott near Reading, PA, we will inspect your system for damage and repair the damage if necessary. This helps protect your family from threats like carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Depending on levels and the length of exposure, carbon monoxide can prove fatal for you and your family. Help keep your family safe by buying a carbon monoxide detector and by ensuring your furnace receives regular maintenance. 

Need Help from B&L Ott? Contact Us Now! 

If you need any kind of help with your HVAC system, B&L Ott would be happy to help. You can schedule our service through our website here: Alternatively, you can also call B&L Ott at 610-927-5133. By ensuring your HVAC system is well maintained, you can help keep your family safe and healthy.