Even though the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start thinking about furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of weeks, and possibly months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to stop working in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Mount Hope expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get stuck in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any issues last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same lucky break this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of problems that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Mount Hope weather starts getting a little dicey this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Appalachian Heating does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 304-707-0600.