While 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 turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and maybe months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been stopped 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 many homeowners in Mechanicsville expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s not tough to get engrossed 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 thinking – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially meaning 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 working harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four issues 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 Mechanicsville 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 running smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 301-363-4699.