While 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 switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few 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 depending on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While most homeowners in Pocatello 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 problems last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same lucky break this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you sidestep a number of headaches that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A hazardous 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 problems 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 Pocatello weather starts getting a little dicey 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 greatest, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Vogts Heating & Air does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 208-621-0129.