Too Soon? Think Again – Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Beaverton09/02/2015Although 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 flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a number of 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 stopped with basic furnace service? The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been inactive for months on end. While many homeowners in Beaverton expect no hiccups, that’s not always realistic. It’s not tough to get stuck in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any issues 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 necessity?” Arranging annual furnace service can help you avoid a number of problems that can arise, including: A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance Larger furnace problems that could be emerging, potentially meaning furnace replacement A hazardous situation if there are any concerns with the gas or oil portions of your furnace Reduced efficiency because your furnace is working harder than it has to Of course, there are more than just these four problems that can come up, but the last thing you want to happen is to skip your annual furnace service and have it stop running on you when the Beaverton weather starts getting bad this winter. The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things running smoothly and at their greatest, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. does for your furnace when you schedule furnace service, give us a call at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment online through our online scheduler.