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 couple weeks, and maybe months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to quit running 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 depending on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While most homeowners in West Columbia expect no issues, that’s not always feasible. It’s not tough 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?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep a number of problems that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- An unsafe 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 problems that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the West Columbia weather starts getting a little dicey this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 803-265-4208.