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 potentially 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 impending 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 Zelienople 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 lucky break this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep various headaches that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Reduced efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Zelienople weather starts getting bad 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 Knoechel Heating Company does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 724-425-5852.