Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Selbyville09/02/2015Even though 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 switch over your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and potentially 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 impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Selbyville 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 concerns 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 necessary?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a variety of headaches that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially leading to furnace replacement An unsafe situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Decreased efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four concerns 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 Selbyville weather starts getting questionable 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 running smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 302-436-2922 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.