Even though 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 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 impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Wausau expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not tough 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a necessity?”
Arranging annual furnace service can help you evade various headaches that can show up, including:
- A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance
- Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially ending with furnace replacement
- A hazardous situation if there are any concerns 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 arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Wausau 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 peak, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Gilray Heating and Cooling does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 715-301-0727.