Even though 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 number of weeks, and potentially 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 upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Lodi 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 issues last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same luck this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially ending with 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 issues that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Lodi weather starts getting a little dicey this winter.
The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 209-257-3156.