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Autumn feels like it crept in overnight and decided to settle in before anyone could react. Now the temperature is cooling, the leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is filling up cups, and sweaters are replacing short sleeves. This is also the time of year for the air conditioning to settle down as the furnace and heating take center stage. But before officially switching over your indoor climate systems, you need to ask an important question — when was the last time you had your furnace inspected?

For most homeowners, scheduling an annual furnace inspection usually falls well below carving pumpkins, picking apples, or other fun autumnal activities on the list of priorities for this seasonal shift. But it’s imperative you take time out of your schedule to call a professional HVAC technician for a thorough furnace inspection before turning it on for the season. Because now, during the fall, is the ideal time to conduct a furnace — well before the first snow and with enough time to fix small issues before the furnace is working full-time to keep your home comfortable during the longer cold nights.

Make Sure Your Furnace Wakes Up on the Right Side of the Bed

Homeowners likely haven’t used the furnace since late last winter. And with so much time sitting idle, it’s difficult to determine whether your home’s furnace is prepared for the winter season ahead of it. Rather than leaving home heating and comfort to chance, scheduling a furnace inspection well before the first snowflake falls will ensure that your home’s primary source of mid-winter comfort and warmth is up to the task all season long. This helps guarantee that parts are available well before there’s a dire need to install them, that technicians have ample time to perform any maintenance or repairs, and allows you to schedule the visit more easily rather than trying to rush after the first major freeze sets in.

Being Proactive is Being Prepared

It’s always better to be one step ahead and well prepared, particularly when it comes to weather extremes. With one quick phone call or a few clicks on your computer, you can quickly get ahead of any weather or heating system surprises. Scheduling a furnace inspection now and making sure the system is ready helps you prepare long before those particularly cold winter nights when the furnace will be working overtime. Because a furnace with issues that have gone unchecked is more likely to break down or cut the heat after running on a regular schedule over days, leaving residents in a cold bind until emergency repairs can be completed. 

Early is On Time

Timing is everything. And this is just as true for home system inspections as it is for winning a prize or finding that perfect spot in line. Scheduling a furnace inspection now allows you to find the time that works best with everyone’s schedule — yours and the technicians — with openings to accommodate life, family, and other duties. 

However, as we get further into winter, this may not be the same case —  holiday schedules and emergency repair requirements start stacking up, making it more difficult to find free time for one more inspection in the day. Rather than waiting for the last moment, schedule out time now while there’s still ample availability to avoid the tension of moving around schedules, juggling appointments, and pivoting around last minute surprises.

Most furnace systems will require repairs and upkeep throughout their lifecycles, just like any other home system, fixture, or appliance. Catching these issues early on during an inspection is always easier to deal with than waiting until something major goes wrong, though. And when keeping a home warm during cold wintery storms is the top priority, it’s always better to have any potential issues thoroughly cataloged and buttoned up long beforehand. 

If you’ve found the perfect spot in your schedule to schedule in a home furnace and HVAC inspection, or if you have any questions about what all is offered during the inspection process, reach out to the knowledgeable technicians at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today! With over 30 years of HVAC knowledge and experience, the licensed technicians at Duane Blanton are well equipped and trained to ensure your system is ready to tackle the worst that winter can throw at it. Schedule an appointment with Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating and Cooling today, via phone at (847) 855-0075, or conveniently online with their online scheduling portal.  

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