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 flip 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 prevented with basic furnace service?
The looming 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 Rockford expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get engrossed in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you avoid various headaches that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any problems 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 arise, 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 Rockford 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 Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at (815)914-6197.