Just because winter is coming to a close doesn’t mean that it’s time to forget about your furnace until next winter. The nicest way to prepare for any season is to tune up your furnace now and ensure 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 forget about that final winter checklist item to certify that your furnace won’t cause you any unforeseen difficulties this summer and next early fall.
Relying on your furnace after months of not using it is always a wager. It isn’t practical to trust that months of winter means you can disregard your system. That, on top of months not using your furnace in the summer, can cause maintenance issues and dirt logjam, especially if there is no arranged tune-up.
So why right now? Why is checking your furnace beneficial?
Annual furnace service can help you dodge a number of potential problems during the year, including:
- Unsafe situations with gas or oil trouble in your furnace
- More intricate furnace problems that could create potential furnace replacement
- Lowered efficiency, due to a wornout furnace
- An annulled warranty after sporadic maintenance over time
Avoiding annual furnace service and leaving it to chance with Portland weather is not the greatest option.
The best way to consider your furnace is to treat it like your car. Vehicles always need particular routine maintenance to keep everything working smoothly, and without this maintenance, the lifetime of your car would be reduced. It’s the same for your furnace, and the perfect time to arrange service is now before you forget! If you want to discover more about what the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling can do for you and your furnace this time of year, give us a call at 503-213-4433.