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 switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few 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 prevented with basic furnace service?
The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Moline expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s easy 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade a number of headaches that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is running 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Moline 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 peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 309-517-7511.