Although 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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and maybe months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to stop working 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 unused for months on end. While many homeowners in Keokuk expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get caught up in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any issues last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same lucky break this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep various issues that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any concerns 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 issues that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Keokuk 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 running smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at WM J Kraus & Son does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 319-229-2318.