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 considering 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 go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been avoided 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 Lincoln expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep a number of issues that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any problems 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 running on you when the Lincoln 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 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 402-438-7992.