Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in York09/02/2015Even though the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and possibly 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 impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in York expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy to get stuck in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any issues last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same good fortune this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service a necessity?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a variety of issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace problems that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced 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 running on you when the York weather starts getting a little dicey this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things running smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 717-755-4127 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.