Although 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 switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and possibly months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to stop working 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 many homeowners in San Jose expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy to get engrossed in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any problems last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same lucky break this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?”
Setting up annual furnace service can help you sidestep a number of headaches that can come up, including:
- A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
- An unsafe situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
- Decreased efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to
Of course, there are more than just these four issues that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the San Jose 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 working smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at American HVAC Inc does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 408-215-1018.