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 looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While many homeowners in Hudsonville expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get engrossed in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns 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 necessary?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of problems that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be emerging, potentially leading to furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four issues 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 Hudsonville weather starts getting bad this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at (616) 669-3961.