While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start thinking about furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and possibly 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 impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While many homeowners in Menomonie and western Wisconsin expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not tough to get caught up in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns 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?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade a variety of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Reduced efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four issues that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Menomonie and western Wisconsin weather starts getting bad this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated 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 Halverson Brothers Inc does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 715-352-4052.