Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Columbia09/02/2015While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start planning for furnace service. Sure, you won’t flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and maybe 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 upcoming 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 Columbia expect no issues, that’s not always possible. It’s easy to get stuck in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any problems last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same lucky break this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?” Setting up annual furnace service can help you avoid various issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be building up, potentially ending with furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Diminished efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four issues that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to miss your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Columbia 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 greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.