Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in the Main Line09/02/2015While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start thinking about furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and potentially 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 avoided with basic furnace service? The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting unused for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in the Main Line expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not tough to get caught up 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 good fortune this year. By now you’re probably wondering – “So why is furnace service a must?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you sidestep a variety of issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be building up, potentially ending with 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 issues that can arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the the Main Line weather starts getting bad this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be treated like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things running 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.