While 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 couple weeks, and possibly 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 counting on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While most homeowners in Dayton expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not tough to get stuck 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you avoid various problems that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Reduced efficiency because your furnace is operating 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Dayton weather starts getting bad 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 running smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Jent Mechanical LLC does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 937-845-1111.