Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Zelienople09/02/2015While 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 maybe 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 prevented 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 Zelienople expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get stuck 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 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 concerns that could be emerging, potentially leading to 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 working harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can arise, 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 serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working smoothly and at their best, 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 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.