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 thinking about furnace service. Sure, you won’t flip 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 prevented 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 most homeowners in Huffman expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get caught up 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 lucky break this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A hazardous 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 come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Huffman weather starts getting a little dicey 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 running smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 832-224-3887.