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 flip 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 stopped 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 St. Louis expect no hiccups, that’s not always feasible. 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 lucky break this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep various problems that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Diminished efficiency because your furnace is working harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the St. Louis 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 life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 314-262-4541.