Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Richardson09/02/2015Although 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 switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and maybe 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 avoided with basic furnace service? The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While many homeowners in Richardson expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s not tough to get engrossed 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?” Setting up annual furnace service can help you avoid a variety of headaches that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially meaning 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 operating 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 miss your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Richardson weather starts getting a little dicey this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be maintained like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Hammack Service Company does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 972-669-9192 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.