Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Scottsboro09/02/2015Even 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 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 upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Scottsboro expect no problems, that’s not always realistic. It’s easy to get stuck 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 luck this year. By now you’re probably thinking – “So why is furnace service a must?” Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade a variety of problems that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement An unsafe situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced efficiency because your furnace is working 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 working on you when the Scottsboro 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 best, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.