Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Utica09/02/2015Even though the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start planning for furnace service. Sure, you won’t switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of 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 avoided with basic furnace service? The impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Utica expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy to get stuck 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 wondering – “So why is furnace service necessary?” Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade various headaches that can arise, including: A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any issues 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 problems that can come 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 Utica weather starts getting a little dicey 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 greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.