Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Great Falls09/02/2015Although 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 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 go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been stopped with basic furnace service? The upcoming 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 Great Falls expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s not hard 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 sidestep a number of problems that can arise, including: A voided warranty due to improper maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially meaning 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 arise, but the last thing you want to happen is to not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop working on you when the Great Falls weather starts getting a little dicey 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 operating 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 Falls Mechanical Services LLC does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 406-761-7283 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.