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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of weeks, and potentially 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 stopped with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While most homeowners in Hodgenville expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you sidestep various problems that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any problems 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 problems that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Hodgenville weather starts getting questionable 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 life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Phelps Heating & Cooling does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 270-358-3167.