Just because winter is nearing its end doesn’t mean that it’s time to disregard your furnace until next winter. The safest way to gear up for any season is to tune up your furnace now and make sure that it is prepared when it’s needed. Of course, in a few weeks you will be switching your thermostat off from the ‘heat’ setting, but don’t overlook that final winter checklist item to make sure that your furnace won’t create any unexpected difficulties this summer and next early fall.
Depending on your furnace after months of not using it is always a wager. It isn’t sensible to think that months of winter means you can disregard your system. That, on top of months of inactivity with your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance difficulties and dirt buildup, especially if there is no arranged tune-up.
So why right now? Why is servicing your furnace useful?
Regular furnace service can help you avoid a number of likely problems within the year, including:
- Dangerous situations with gas or oil trouble in your furnace
- More complex furnace problems that could bring about possible furnace replacement
- Decreased efficiency, due to an old furnace
- An annulled warranty after irregular maintenance over time
Forgetting routine furnace service and leaving it to chance with the Bay Area weather is not the greatest option.
The best way to think about your furnace is to look at it like your car. Vehicles always need specific regular maintenance to keep everything working efficiently, and without this maintenance, the lifespan of your car would be reduced. It’s the same for your furnace, and the greatest time to setup service is now before you forget! If you want to hear more about what the team at Contra Costa Heating & AC can do for you and your furnace this season, give us a call at 510-343-9841.