Although the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and possibly 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 avoided 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 many homeowners in Columbus expect no hiccups, that’s not always feasible. It’s not tough to get caught up in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A hazardous 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 issues that can pop 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 Columbus 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 operating smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 614-451-0846.