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 couple 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 avoided with basic furnace service?
The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Newton expect no issues, that’s not always possible. It’s not tough 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 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 a number of problems that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be emerging, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A hazardous 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 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 Newton 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 operating smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Brookwood Inc does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 641-316-9803.