Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Hattiesburg09/02/2015Although the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering furnace service. Sure, you won’t turn your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and possibly 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 prevented with basic furnace service? The upcoming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin relying on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While most homeowners in Hattiesburg expect no issues, that’s not always feasible. It’s not hard 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?” Setting up annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of issues that can show up, including: A voided warranty due to unsuitable maintenance Larger furnace concerns that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement An unsafe situation if there are any problems with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Diminished efficiency because your furnace is working 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 not schedule your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Hattiesburg weather starts getting bad 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 working smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the lifecycle of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.