Although 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 switch over 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 go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented 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 most homeowners in Houston expect no hiccups, that’s not always feasible. It’s not tough 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a must?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns that could be building up, 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 issues that can come 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 Houston weather starts getting questionable 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 best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Marcos AC & Heating does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 713-469-3357.