Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Middletown09/02/2015Although the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering 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 quit running in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been stopped 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 a lot of homeowners in Middletown expect no hiccups, that’s not always possible. It’s easy 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?” Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade various issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can come 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 Middletown weather starts getting questionable this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating 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 Schagrin Gas Company does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 302-658-2000 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.