Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Hudsonville09/02/2015Although 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 turn 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 quit running 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 a lot of homeowners in Hudsonville expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy 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 thinking – “So why is furnace service a must?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of headaches that can arise, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement A dangerous situation if there are any problems 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 problems that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Hudsonville weather starts getting questionable 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 operating smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle 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 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.