Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Lexington09/02/2015Although 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 potentially 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 impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Lexington 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 problems last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid various issues that can come up, including: A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to 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 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 running on you when the Lexington 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 greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.