Just because winter is almost over doesn’t mean that it’s time to overlook your furnace until next winter. The safest way to prepare for any season is to perform maintenance on your furnace now and guarantee that it is ready to go when it’s needed. Sure, in a few weeks you will be changing your thermostat off from the ‘heat’ setting, but don’t disregard that final winter checklist item to ensure that your furnace won’t cause you any unexpected issues this summer and next early fall.
Depending on your furnace after months of inactivity is always a wager. It isn’t sensible to believe that months of winter means you can neglect your system. That, on top of months not using your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance issues and dirt buildup, especially if there is no scheduled tune-up.
So why right now? Why is checking your furnace useful?
Routine furnace service can help you steer clear from a number of possible problems throughout the year, including:
- Unsafe situations with gas or oil trouble in your furnace
- More complex furnace problems that could lead to impending furnace replacement
- Decreased efficiency, due to a wornout furnace
- A cancelled warranty after sporadic maintenance over time
Skipping annual furnace service and leaving it to chance with Laurel weather is not the greatest option.
The best way to think about your furnace is to regard it like your car. Vehicles always need particular routine maintenance to keep everything operating efficiently, and without this maintenance, the lifespan of your car would lower. It’s the same for your furnace, and the best time to schedule service is now before you forget! If you want to hear more about what the team at H&C Heating and Cooling can do for you and your furnace this time of year, give us a call at 301-960-3247.