Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Elmhurst09/02/2015Even 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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few 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 looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin depending on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While many homeowners in Elmhurst expect no issues, that’s not always realistic. 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 thinking – “So why is furnace service necessary?” Scheduling annual furnace service can help you sidestep various headaches that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace problems that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement A dangerous situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Diminished efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Elmhurst weather starts getting a little dicey 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 operating smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the lifespan of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. does for your furnace when you arrange for furnace service, give us a call at 630-833-1100 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.