Although 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 number of weeks, and possibly 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 stopped with basic furnace service?
The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Anchorage expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. It’s not hard to get stuck 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade various problems that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A dangerous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is working 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Anchorage weather starts getting bad 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 peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 907-202-9798.