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 couple 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 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 most homeowners in Long Island expect no hiccups, that’s not always feasible. 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Scheduling annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of issues that can arise, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased 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 not schedule your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Long Island 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 best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Airmax Long Island Inc does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 631-737-5566.