Although 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 flip 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 quit running in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented with basic furnace service?
The impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in New Castle expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get engrossed 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of problems that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Reduced efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the New Castle weather starts getting a little dicey this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Central Heating & Plumbing does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 724-401-1843.