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 few weeks, and maybe 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 unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Bloomfield expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get caught up in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any problems 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?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep a number of headaches that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be emerging, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A hazardous 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 concerns that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Bloomfield 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 best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Stanford Heating & Cooling does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 812-825-8695.