Although 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 turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of weeks, and possibly 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 counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While many homeowners in Lafayette expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not tough to get engrossed 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 lucky break 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 leading to furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is operating 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Lafayette 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 lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at AC Sales does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at (337) 234-2345.