Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Lake Charles09/02/2015While the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start planning for furnace service. Sure, you won’t flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a couple weeks, and potentially months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to stop working 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 depending on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While a lot of homeowners in Lake Charles expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s not tough to get engrossed in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any concerns last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same good fortune this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “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 improper maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be building up, potentially leading to furnace replacement An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced efficiency because your furnace is operating harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Lake Charles 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 running smoothly and at their peak, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 337-335-0992 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.