Even though 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 few weeks, and potentially 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 unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Shelby expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s easy 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 necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade various problems that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A dangerous 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 problems that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Shelby 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 operating smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Hopper Heating and Air does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 704-233-7363.