Although 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 switch over 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 stop working in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented with basic furnace service?
The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While many homeowners in Auburn 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 wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of headaches that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased efficiency because your furnace is operating 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 stop working on you when the Auburn 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 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 Forster Heating does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 530-885-8081.