Back to School: Service Your Furnace


Service Your Furnace

With everyone finally heading back to school and the heat and excitement of the summertime quickly wearing off, now is a great time to start thinking about investing in what keeps everyone warm at night. No, we’re not talking about warm blankets or electric heaters. We’re talking about your furnace! Each year people spend hundreds of their hard earned dollars on back to school clothes, equipment and other items that usually don’t get much use beyond first semester. With this in mind, you may want to consider spending some of the money that is normally budgeted for back to school items on an annual service call for your furnace. This investment in a service call now can end up saving you a great deal of money in the future, and since the friendly staff at Lillie Family Heating are among the best in the business when it comes to fixing and maintaining the important appliances in your home like your furnace, you can rest assured the job will be done right, and you will be able to rely on your furnace for the entire season. Below you’ll find a few reasons why having an expert technician from Lillie Family Heating is a great investment at this time of year.

Worn Out Components

A furnace, like any major appliance in your home, has a number of parts that work together in order to keep everything running smoothly and safely. Should any of these components start to malfunction for any reason, it is vital that the issue be found and resolved as quickly as possible. Especially in the case of a furnace, even a minor issue, such as a loose connection or a faulty pilot light can cause major problems in the near future. Having a thorough service check conducted will allow a trained technician to find these problems and resolve them before they become expensive and potentially dangerous.

Impending Issues

With regular use a furnace, like any piece of equipment or household appliance, will inevitably experience some sort of wear and tear. With regular inspections and service, these issues can often be avoided. It is often the case however, that people will avoid having any inspections or service conducted on their furnace until a particular issue arises. This can not only result in expensive repairs, but also can potentially be dangerous. Many issues such as dirt or dust building up in the blower motor, or on the burner itself can potentially lead to a fire if not regularly attended to by an expert. Such issues are almost always going to occur at some point during the life of your furnace, and are definitely avoidable with regular service.

Signs of Damage

For most people who have been living in the same house with the same heating and cooling system for a while, it is not very difficult to notice when there is an issue with their furnace. Signs that it’s time to have the furnace checked include hearing strange sounds or noticing strange smells coming from your furnace. For the most part however, any signs that your furnace may not be running at its most efficient level are likely not going to be as noticeable. That is why it is a good idea to have an expert check to make sure such areas of the furnace that the average homeowner can’t check, like the electrical controls or hidden ducts. A thorough service check will be able to notice these unseen issues and resolve them before they become too serious and expensive.

For more information on how an in home service check on your appliances can save you money this fall, feel free to contact us, follow us on Facebook, or continue to check out our website to learn more about the services we offer.