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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of 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 most homeowners in Mechanicsburg 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 issues last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same luck this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you avoid various problems that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Mechanicsburg weather starts getting questionable 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 lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at H & H Service Company does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 717-220-4502.