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Summer-Time Furnace Repair? The Top Questions To Ask About This Service

by April Rivera

Furnace repair and furnace replacement aren't winter-only services. Even though the weather is warmer, you still need to care for your heater. If you're not sure whether you need furnace services in the summer season, take a look at the questions to ask right now.

Do You Still Use Your Furnace?

The summer weather isn't always warm. If you live in a colder climate or there's an unexpected summer temperature dip, you may need to use your furnace. A failing furnace may seem like a minor problem in the summer. But if you're sensitive to temperature changes or have elderly, infant, or immunocompromised household members, a cold home isn't ideal.

Do You Have Extra Time?

Summer vacation days not spent out of town or at the beach offer plenty of opportunities for a furnace repair. If you've already taken time off over the warmer months, schedule an HVAC service call. With extra time at your disposal, you'll have additional freedom to schedule an appointment.

When Was the Last Time You Had a Furnace Service?

Does your furnace need an inspection? If you haven't scheduled a routine maintenance service in more than a year, now is the time to contact the contractor. From a cleaning to an inspection, the contractor will make sure your furnace is in top shape.

Pre- and post-season checkups can help the HVAC professional to spot potential problems before or as they start. This allows the contractor to repair the furnace before it fails. Even though it's weeks or months into the post-winter season, you can still schedule this type of service in the summer.

Does Your Furnace Need Parts?

New parts aren't always readily available. If your furnace needs replacement parts, a summer service will save you from a cold home. Instead of freezing in the winter while you wait for the manufacturer to ship the parts necessary for your heater's repairs, you can turn the system off until the contractor has what they need to fix the furnace.

Do You Need a New Furnace?

Did you schedule a post-season service for your aging or worn furnace? Did the checkup reveal your furnace was ready for a replacement? Whether the HVAC contractor advised you to consider a replacement or your existing heater began to fail near the end of the season, the summer is an ideal time to install a new furnace — especially if you're not sure what options you have.

If you wait until the winter to install a new furnace, you may have to make a quick decision based on time constraints. A summer service means you can take your time, review all the potential heater options, and schedule the installation on your schedule. This gives you the chance to browse and compare different types of furnaces — without the pressure of an immediate installation.

For more information about furnace replacement, repair, or other services, contact a company like Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.

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