Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Plainfield09/02/2015While 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 turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and possibly 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 prevented with basic furnace service? The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Plainfield expect no issues, that’s not always feasible. It’s not hard to get caught up 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 lucky break this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service a necessity?” Scheduling annual furnace service can help you avoid a variety of problems that can arise, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Decreased efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Plainfield 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 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.