While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start planning for furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and potentially months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been avoided with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in West Jefferson expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get caught up 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 necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased efficiency because your furnace is working harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns 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 West Jefferson weather starts getting questionable this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be maintained like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things running smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 614-450-1575.