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 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 stop working in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been avoided with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Cambridge expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not tough to get caught up 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade various problems that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any concerns 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 concerns that can pop 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 Cambridge weather starts getting questionable 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 Pliescott HVAC Services LLC does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 410-228-4822.