Too Soon? Think Again Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Columbia

September 02, 2015

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 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 quit running in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been avoided with basic furnace service?

The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Columbia expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard 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 questioning – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”

Scheduling annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of problems that can show up, including:

  • A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
  • Larger furnace problems that could be building up, 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 working 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Columbia 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 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 601-736-7362.