Don’t Forget Fall
Ahh, autumn. It’s a time when we bid a (perhaps not-so-fond) farewell to the sweltering heat of summer and embrace cooler temperatures, football games, and readying our homes for the coming winter. While most people are familiar with the term “spring cleaning,” autumn is also a great time for clearing our homes of clutter, deeply cleaning our basements and garages, and getting our furnaces ready for winter. We know this may sound crazy, as it’s been painfully hot this summer in the Midwest, but winter is coming, and we all need a properly working furnace if we’re going to make it comfortably through the season.
If you weren’t able to get around to heeding the advice in our previous blog about taking the time to get your furnace checked out this summer, there’s still time to do so. But, if you’re packing the last month or so of summer with activities and don’t have the time to get to around to getting your furnace checked out, we implore you to make some time before the temperatures dip too deeply. That’s why autumn is a perfect time for heating repair from the ‘Pros: the weather isn’t too hot or too cool and it gives your unit some downtime. However, if you’ve previously been part of the many Americans who put off getting their unit serviced until there’s a glaring issue with their furnace, then let this blog be the motivating factor to get your furnace checked out before winter wraps itself around the Midwest. Why, you ask? Take a peek below for a few no-brainer tips for ensuring your furnace is ready to wrangle winter’s wrath.
Why Autumn for Furnace Repair or Inspection?
Before we get into it, let us be clear: there’s never a bad time to have your furnace inspected, let alone repaired. But before you get to the point where you’re sitting frigid in your living room due to a busted furnace, take the time to call the ‘Pros and let us take a look at your furnace to ensure you don’t find yourself faced with this far from ideal circumstance. With that in mind, we highly recommend getting your furnace checked out during the cooler months before they give way to the coldest ones. There are many reasons why, so let’s get into it.
After this sweltering summer, a presumably cooler fall is going to feel like a visit from a beloved friend who’s been away for a year. Upon its arrival, we’re all surely going to revel in being able to stand outside for more than three minutes and not become enveloped in sweat. This leads most of us to use our AC units much, much less, and save for those few stubborn summer days that find their way into October. With our units set to the off position, we’re likely not to think often of our HVAC systems. . . because why would we when they’re not in use? This common — albeit innocent — mistake is one we’ve seen all too many times. When neither our furnaces nor AC units are on, our attention has shifted to football season and readying ourselves for school to begin, general housekeeping can fall by the wayside.
But autumn is the perfect time to get your furnace checked out. It likely hasn’t been on since April or May, allowing it time to rest its parts. However, much can happen in those months where it’s taken some much-needed down time. We’re not trying to scare you, but when any part of your HVAC system goes a long time without being used, it can develop some unsavory faults that are likely to go unnoticed until it’s too late. By too late we mean that less-than-ideal situation we mentioned earlier that finds you and your family shivering from an abrupt fault in your furnace. That circumstance is easily avoided when you contact Comfort Pros to send out one of our highly trained and richly experienced furnace service repair technicians to get some eyes on your heating unit.
What You Can Expect When You Enlist the ‘Pros
We don’t like to brag (OK, maybe we like to brag just a little), but we offer unparalleled furnace repair and heating services in the area. With over two decades of professional furnace repair and HVAC maintenance service experience, we know a thing or two about how to make sure your furnace is ready for winter. When you call us to come take a look at your furnace, we’ll take the time to thoroughly inspect your unit for signs of normal wear and tear. A faulty furnace doesn’t need to undergo an out-of-left-field failure to stop working properly; years of steady use, rougher-than-average winters, or simple forgetfulness can all compound to prompt your furnace to stop working at its most optimal.
What Happens If Your Furnace Is On the Fritz?
Most of the time, the furnaces we inspect are good to go for the upcoming winter season. However, like all major appliances in our homes, there comes a time when these crucial components simply stop working due to myriad factors. Most of the furnaces we see can be easily and quickly repaired (remember that part we mentioned about being pros? This is where our unmatched know-how comes into play). What are some of the most common furnace issues we see, you ask?
- Dirty or Clogged Filters
- Pilot Light Problems/Ignitions Issues
- Clogged Filters
- Thermostat Misreadings and Malfunctions
- Maintenance Neglect
Each of the above-mentioned issues are some we can tackle with ease, leaving your furnace in a condition that can battle any winter rage that comes its way. However, as much as it pains us, sometimes these furnaces are beyond repair. If this is the case, we implore you to consider one of our top-of-the-line HVAC products as a replacement unit. Moreover, our targeted HVAC maintenance plans are an excellent way to ensure that your furnace and HVAC unit get the attention they both need and deserve to keep your home warm and ready for winter.
Schedule Your Furnace Repair or Inspection Today
Whether you’re wanting us to come out and take a look at your furnace to make sure it’s good to go for the upcoming winter, or your furnace was giving you trouble at the end of the cold season and you’ve been putting it off its repair because it’s hot as Hades outside, the ‘Pros can remedy either situation. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any of the furnace repair and HVAC maintenance services Comfort Pros provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to learn more. As always: Choose quality. Choose the ‘Pros.