Nobody wants to think about the cost of furnace repair, but it can be an expensive venture and cause you, the homeowner, some headaches as you’re waiting to get the furnace repairs in your Binghamton, NY home finished. It’s an inconvenience at the very least, and a wallet-taxing venture on top of it all. It’s important for the lifespan, effectiveness and efficiency of your home’s furnace to get regular preventive maintenance. A properly maintained system is much less likely to break down at the worst possible time, like the coldest night of the year! You can prevent running into issues with your furnaces and needing furnace repair by choosing annual furnace maintenance with Petcosky & Sons.

While we can certainly help you in the event that a furnace repair is needed in your Binghamton, NY home, we want you to know that we’re fully qualified to help you get the preventive maintenance you need so that you might be able to avoid a costly furnace repair – or an even more expensive furnace replacement – down the road. While preventive maintenance does have some cost attached to it, it’s likely that you’ll be able to save between five and 10 percent in energy costs annually when you ensure your furnace is operating at its best efficiency. Not to mention, a skilled technician from Petcosky & Sons will be able to find any small problems before they become large ones.

You should not attempt to service your furnace yourself, because your furnace is machinery that runs on flammable material and has the potential to be dangerous. The only maintenance you should perform yourself is a filter change. (Changing your filter and cleaning it once a month is a great way to help your furnace run properly, by the way. Keeping your filter clean and fresh can help you avoid a dirty motor and a furnace breakdown.) If you do find that your furnace apparently isn’t operating properly, there are a few items you might want to check first, in order to avoid an unnecessary service call:

  • Is your thermostat set to the right temperature? Did it accidentally get turned down too low, or off?
  • Are all your registers open, and not blocked by furniture or covered by throw rugs?
  • Is your pilot light on? There should be directions on your furnace to get it going again. A word of caution, though – the safety precautions listed are there for a reason. Lighting your pilot light can be dangerous if you don’t do it correctly. If you have concerns, call Petcosky & Sons, and we can help, especially if the pilot light goes out often – that can mean there’s a bigger problem.
  • Is your circuit breaker on?

Once you’ve completed this checklist, if there still is an issue then it’s time to have one of our technicians come in and examine the furnace in your Binghamton, NY home.

At Petcosky & Sons, we believe our skilled technicians make all the difference. Trust them to provide you with effective preventive maintenance, and if need be, with furnace repair services that will help you and your family enjoy warmth and comfort, and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Your happiness is our top priority, and we’re never finished with a job until you’re completely satisfied with the work we’ve done for you. When you need furnace repair for your Binghamton, NY residence, count on Petcosky & Sons to help. Call our trusted team at (607) 797-0160, and we’ll be happy to assist you with any furnace repairs or preventive maintenance services you might need.