Even if it is still summer, it could be the perfect time to have your heating system serviced. You don't want to wait until the first winter storm hits and all of a sudden you can't rely on your heat for the next several months. Obviously, if there is something wrong with your system, then you could have the major inconvenience of a long downtime where you have no heating in your home. It is also usually harder to schedule appointments during the winter, especially during the beginning of the season, because so many other people are having their system serviced at the last minute. This is why June is as good a time as any to have your furnace serviced.
It Might Help Your AC
Some of the problems that he might be having, could also be affecting the efficiency of your AC system. If you have a forced air furnace, and there is a problem with the blower fan, it will be reducing the airflow of both your air conditioning and heating. AC air also flows through the furnace blower.
It Can Help Diagnose Your Problem
As a homeowner (even if you don't have any sort of HVAC maintenance experience) you still might be able to assist the repairman. You want to pay attention to your problems so that they can be properly diagnosed. That is, when the technician shows up to your house, he will ask you what problems you are noticing. Hopefully you have been paying attention to your heat.
Perhaps most importantly is paying attention to whether your heat system is producing enough hot air and enough airflow. These are usually two separate issues. In fact, it is very common that your furnace can produce enough hot air, but it might not be able to circulate and distribute this air throughout your property.
If you're having airflow issues, the repairman will focus on your blower system. If you have plenty of air flow, but the air doesn't feel hot enough, then it might be a more serious problem with the furnace burner or the refrigerant system. The cost of your eventual repair can be anywhere from $50 (in addition to the initial service call fee) and up to several hundred dollars.
Obviously, you will be crossing your fingers and hoping that the fix doesn't cost too much money. Whatever it ends up costing, it is usually worth it because of how it can reduce your utility bills in the long term. Contact local home heating services to learn more.Share