Of all the seasons in the year, there are few moments as perfect as those early fall days. Because of the temperate weather, you might not think much about the condition of your HVAC at this time. However, it’s in your best interests to schedule an annual furnace tuneup during the first bout of “sweater weather.” The guide below explains the benefits of having this service performed early.
Why Is Fall the Best Time for Furnace Maintenance?
1. Breakdowns Are Most Common on Startup
Many problems with heating systems are caused by the several months of dormancy they experience during the spring and summer. If you don’t have your system inspected in the fall, you could face a breakdown when you finally turn it on in the winter—right when you need it most. If you discover a problem and have to wait a few days or weeks to replace a part or the entire system, your family won’t be uncomfortable.
2. It Helps to Be Energy-Efficient From the Get-Go
While you could schedule a furnace tuneup a few days or weeks into the heating season, the unit won’t work as efficiently as it could for that period. For example, loose or worn parts might not move together correctly, or a clogged furnace could result in restricted airflow. This can lead to higher utility bills and unnecessary system strain. Therefore, getting an inspection early provides savings.
3. Contractors’ Schedules Are Open
Every industry has its busy season, and for HVAC contractors, that includes mid-summer and mid-winter, when appliances are most likely to break due to being overworked. Many homeowners won’t be using their heating or cooling systems at full force during the fall, so they’ll encounter fewer reasons to call for repairs.
This means your contractor’s schedule is likely to have more openings, so it will be easier to get the appointment time you want. It might also mean they’ll charge less for certain services since they won’t need to account for rush orders or high demand.
To schedule your fall furnace appointment, reach out to our team at Jon’s Plumbing & Heating. Our Mount Vernon, OH, company is licensed and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau®. We are also recognized as an Armstrong® Comfort Team and a Mitsubishi® Diamond Preferred contractor. This means you can trust us to use top-tier products and an advanced skill set when servicing your furnace. Schedule a tuneup today by calling (740) 520-2312, or visit the website for more information on our services.