Just because winter is almost over doesn’t mean that it’s time to overlook your furnace until next winter. The best way to stay ahead of any season is to perform maintenance on your furnace now and ensure that it is prepared when it’s needed. Of course, in a few weeks you will be switching your thermostat off from the ‘heat’ setting, but don’t overlook that final winter checklist piece to make sure that your furnace won’t create any unforeseen problems this summer and next early fall.
Relying on your furnace after months of not using it is always a gamble. It isn’t realistic to trust that months of winter means you can forget about your system. That, on top of months of inactivity with your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance problems and dirt buildup, especially if there is no planned tune-up.
So why right now? Why is tuning your furnace useful?
Regular furnace service can help you avoid a number of potential problems throughout the year, including:
- Unsafe situations with gas or oil problems in your furnace
- More intricate furnace problems that could create possible furnace replacement
- Decreased efficiency, due to an old furnace
- A cancelled warranty after sporadic maintenance over time
Skipping routine furnace service and leaving it to chance with Erie weather is not the best option.
The best way to look at your furnace is to treat it like your car. Vehicles always need particular routine maintenance to keep everything operating smoothly, and without this maintenance, the lifetime of your car would be reduced. It’s the same for your furnace, and the perfect time to arrange service is now before you forget! If you want to learn more about what the team at Patterson & Stirling Inc can do for you and your furnace this time of year, give us a call at 814-308-0416.