Just because winter is coming to a close doesn’t mean that it’s time to disregard your furnace until next winter. The best way to prepare for any season is to perform maintenance on your furnace now and make sure that it is prepared when it’s needed. Of course, in a few weeks you will be changing your thermostat off from the ‘heat’ setting, but don’t forget about that final winter checklist piece to certify that your furnace won’t create any unforeseen issues this summer and next early fall.
Trusting your furnace after months of not using it is always a gamble. It isn’t realistic to believe that months of winter means you can neglect your system. That, on top of months of inactivity with your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance problems and dirt logjam, especially if there is no scheduled tune-up.
So why right now? Why is tuning your furnace beneficial?
Routine furnace service can help you avoid a number of likely problems during the year, including:
- Hazardous situations with gas or oil issues in your furnace
- More intricate furnace problems that could create impending furnace replacement
- Lowered efficiency, due to an overworked furnace
- A voided warranty after a lack of maintenance over time
Avoiding regular furnace service and leaving it to chance with Elk River weather is not the smartest option.
The best way to think about your furnace is to look at it like your car. Vehicles always need specific annual maintenance to keep everything working correctly, and without this maintenance, the longevity of your car would decrease. It’s the same for your furnace, and the best time to schedule service is now before you forget! If you want to discover more about what the team at Home Comfort Heating & Air can do for you and your furnace this time of year, give us a call at 763-276-0617.