Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in West Columbia09/02/2015 Just because winter is almost over doesn’t mean that it’s time to overlook your furnace until next winter. The best way to gear up for any season is to tune up your furnace now and make sure that it is prepared when it’s needed. Yes, in a few weeks you will be changing your thermostat off from the ‘heat’ setting, but don’t disregard that final winter checklist thing to make sure that your furnace won’t create any sudden difficulties this summer and next early fall. Relying on your furnace after months of dormancy is always a gamble. It isn’t sensible to believe that months of winter means you can neglect your system. That, on top of months not using your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance difficulties and dirt buildup, especially if there is no scheduled tune-up. So why right now? Why is tuning your furnace beneficial? Routine furnace service can help you avoid a number of likely problems throughout the year, including: Unsafe situations with gas or oil trouble in your furnace More complicated furnace problems that could lead to possible furnace replacement Reduced efficiency, due to a wornout furnace An annulled warranty after sporadic maintenance over time Skipping regular furnace service and leaving it to chance with West Columbia weather is not the greatest option. The best way to consider your furnace is to regard it like your car. Vehicles always need specific regular maintenance to keep everything running efficiently, and without this maintenance, the longevity of your car would be reduced. It’s the same for your furnace, and the perfect time to setup service is now before you forget! If you want to learn more about what the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can do for you and your furnace this time of year, give us a call at 803-796-9172 or schedule an appointment with us online.