Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Columbia09/02/2015Although 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 turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and possibly 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 stopped with basic furnace service? The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Columbia expect no issues, that’s not always feasible. 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 questioning – “So why is furnace service a must?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade a number of problems that can come up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be emerging, potentially ending with furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Columbia weather starts getting bad 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.