During the height of summer, when temperatures are still sweltering, you’re probably not thinking about your furnace — other than to be very glad it’s not running right now. Though it might surprise you, now is the right time to start thinking about your heater! Here’s why: 

The Early Bird Gets Better Heater Performance

The summers here in Flemington might get hot and muggy, but our chilly winters are even more of a concern. You don’t want to be without a working heater, do you? One of the best things you can do to save money and keep your heater running optimally is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance twice a year — once during the early spring for your air conditioner, and once during the early fall for your furnace. 

We suggest starting to plan for your fall furnace maintenance towards the end of summer for the simple reason that it makes scheduling easier. If you want to be sure your furnace stays in good shape and continues to run optimally, it really should be serviced before you use it for the first time each year. Getting on the schedule before summer ends means you get a leg up on your neighbors and you can have your HVAC system checked and ready to go before you need your furnace. 

Save Money Over Time

We’ve mentioned it before, but regular heater and air conditioner maintenance are one of the most important things you can do to keep your HVAC system running well. The biggest reason for this is that spring and fall tune-ups catch problems before they’re even problems — or when they’re still small issues that can be easily repaired without impact to your system. Think about it like winterizing your lawn mower at the end of the summer. HVAC maintenance is basically the same thing! It prepares the soon-to-be-needed system to work and ensures that the other will hibernate safely. 

Scheduling HVAC maintenance before you use your heater or air conditioner at the start of a season ensures that all of the components are in good working order. It’s a good way to ensure your furnace wasn’t somehow damaged over the last 6 months. If, for example, your pilot light is out, scheduling a tune-up will verify that it’s safe to relight your pilot light, and that there hasn’t been a gas leak or other issues. When an HVAC repair technician can catch concerns while they’re small, it’s a great way to prevent larger, more expensive repairs down the road. 

The other side of this is that routine maintenance helps your HVAC system run smoothly. Year after year, scheduling those routine tune-ups helps to keep your furnace and your air conditioner running at peak performance. The regular checks can help prolong the life of your system, which can save you a lot of money when you can go longer without replacing any major components of your HVAC system. 

Start fall the right way and help yourself save. Call the experienced heating and air conditioner repair team at Davis Heating & Cooling to get on the schedule for your fall furnace maintenance across Flemington!