Although 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 switch over 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 stopped with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Ellsworth expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s not hard to get engrossed 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you avoid various issues that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any issues 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 issues that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Ellsworth weather starts getting bad 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 peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 715-318-6728.