Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Augusta09/02/2015While 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 possibly months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been prevented with basic furnace service? The impending colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While most homeowners in Augusta expect no problems, that’s not always possible. It’s easy to get engrossed in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any issues 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 a necessity?” Scheduling annual furnace service can help you evade a number of issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace issues that could be developing, potentially ending with furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Diminished efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can pop 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 Augusta weather starts getting bad 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 working smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.