While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering 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 go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been avoided 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 many homeowners in Gresham expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. 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 wondering – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace concerns 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
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Gresham weather starts getting questionable 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 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 Honke Heating & AC does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 503-663-8033.