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 turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of weeks, and maybe 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 sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Sacramento expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s easy 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade a variety of headaches that can show up, 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
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Sacramento 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 running 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 American HVAC Inc does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 916-243-6714.