While 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 potentially 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 avoided with basic furnace service?
The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Wisconsin Rapids expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard 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 thinking – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep various headaches that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Reduced efficiency because your furnace is working harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Wisconsin Rapids weather starts getting questionable 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 working 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 715-301-0256.