A Reminder for Furnace Maintenance

When winter and cold weather rapidly approach, the Rockford Area Association of REALTORS® encourages property owners to have furnaces checked for proper maintenance and functioning. A properly functioning furnace will distribute heat efficiently and save the homeowner valuable dollars in heating bills. Faulty furnaces can easily go out of service during winter months resulting in inconvenience and expense. Faulty furnaces with improper flue connections can emit carbon monoxide which is a severe health hazard. Regular maintenance of furnaces, particularly prior to peak winter usage, can prevent these problems from occurring.

It is suggested that heating contractors who are licensed by a local governmental agency and bonded be utilized for such maintenance work. By utilizing licensed contractors, the homeowner can be assured that the work is performed by qualified competent and experienced tradesmen.

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