Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Bountiful09/02/2015Although the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start planning for furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few 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 prevented with basic furnace service? The impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While many homeowners in Bountiful expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s not tough to get engrossed 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 thinking – “So why is furnace service a necessity?” Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade a variety of issues that can come up, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement A dangerous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Decreased efficiency because your furnace is working 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 skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Bountiful weather starts getting questionable this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things working smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.