Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Keokuk09/02/2015While 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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and maybe months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented with basic furnace service? The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While many homeowners in Keokuk expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get caught up 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade various issues that can come up, including: A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement A dangerous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Decreased efficiency because your furnace is running 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 not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Keokuk weather starts getting questionable this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be maintained like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating 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 WM J Kraus & Son does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.