While 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 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 inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Lexington expect no hiccups, that’s not always feasible. It’s easy to get stuck 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 wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of headaches that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working 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 maintained like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan 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.