Too Soon? Think Again Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Franklin Lakes

September 02, 2015

Even though the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start thinking about furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of weeks, and potentially months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out 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 counting on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While most homeowners in Franklin Lakes expect no issues, that’s not always possible. It’s not hard to get caught up in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns 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?”

Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade various problems that can arise, including:

  • A voided warranty due to improper maintenance
  • Larger furnace concerns that could be emerging, potentially leading to furnace replacement
  • An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
  • Diminished efficiency because your furnace is working harder than it has to

Of course, there are more than just these four issues that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to miss your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Franklin Lakes 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 life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Total Comfort does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 201-268-5663.