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The Cold Months are Coming – Now’s the Time to Make Sure Your Furnace Works Properly

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: September 4, 2018
The Cold Months are Coming – Now’s the Time to Make Sure Your Furnace Works Properly

It’s still nice and warm outside in most parts of the country, and most people have put little to no thought into their furnaces as of yet. However, cooler weather is just around the corner, and winter is trailing close behind. Now is a great time to make sure your furnace is up to the task of keeping you and your family comfortable this winter. Here are some of the benefits associated with scheduling your annual service call right now.

Don’t Be Left in the Cold

You rely on your furnace to keep your family warm during the cold months, but the truth is that you probably don’t pay it much attention unless it gives you a problem. This is by far one of the best reasons you should call for annual furnace maintenance now rather than when it gets cold. This way, you can feel confident that your furnace will operate correctly, efficiently, and safely when you need it.

Call Before the Rush

There are two times of year that HVAC companies are busiest – as soon as it starts turning hot, and as soon as it starts turning cold. This is when most people (and even businesses) call for service, usually because they’ve noticed something isn’t working as it should be. To avoid having to wait for service when you need it most, it’s always best to schedule your annual maintenance calls prior to the start of the cold season. Sometimes, it’s even possible to get someone to your home on the very same day you call, which can provide you some excellent peace of mind.

Prevent Future Issues

Another reason to schedule your annual maintenance visits is to ensure that the various components that keep your furnace working as it should are in good repair. Even if your furnace starts right up on the first cold night, if you haven’t had it maintained in some time, this may be detrimental in the future. During an inspection, HVAC technicians look at every single component that makes up your furnace. They will check for worn parts, lubricate the moving parts, and make sure that things are ready to go all winter long.

Early Furnace Replacement

If your furnace is especially old – or if it seems that you’ve put a lot of money into repairs over the last few years – it may be time to replace it. Furnaces that are more than 15 to 20 years old are almost always incredibly inefficient, which means you are likely spending far more on your energy bills than is necessary. Calling before fall sets in to have your current furnace inspected is the best thing you can do for yourself. If you need a replacement, you can rest assured that your new furnace will be installed and operational long before the first cold snap.

Soon enough, the cold winds will start to blow, and snow will begin to fall across the area. Scheduling maintenance, inspections, and repairs for your furnace now is a fantastic idea. It will ensure that there are no interruptions in your family’s comfort and that you are not spending too much to stay warm.

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