If you own a furnace, it's important that you have a regular furnace inspection done to make sure that everything is working properly. However, you may only think of having the furnace inspected during the winter when you start using it. Should you schedule that inspection in the winter or wait until the summer to have it done? Here are some reasons to have the furnace serviced when the weather outside is warm.
Be Prepared For Next Winter
When your furnace is working without any issues in the winter, chances are that is going to last through the season. It may be best to delay the inspection until after the winter is over, which will help ensure that the furnace is ready for next winter. You will also be able to have parts looked at for potential wear and tear after a full season of use. This will give you some peace of mind that the furnace will be ready to go on the first cold day of the next winter.
More Likely To Have Repairs Done
If the HVAC technician tells you that there are things that need to be done to the furnace during the winter that require some downtime, it's possible that you may choose to ignore their recommendations because you don't want to go without heat during a cold winter day. The repairs recommended may be less likely to happen if the repairs are not absolutely crucial to the operation of the furnace.
Scheduling the inspection for the summer is a time where you are not using the furnace, so if downtime is necessary, you won't have to go without heat for the repairs to be done. This means you'll be more likely to listen to the advice you receive and replace parts that are showing signs of wear or are in disrepair.
Easier To Schedule Service
HVAC technicians are on a busy schedule during the winter when many people don't have working heat in the middle of summer. This can make it hard to schedule an inspection on your own schedule. However, there is a lot of downtime in the summer for a furnace inspection because people are not using it. You may have better luck with scheduling the service call at a time that you want it.
If you have any questions about having a furnace inspected and if it can be delayed until a later time, reach out to a local furnace repair services and ask for their advice.