Who Should I Call for My Furnace?
It’s mid-December, and you’ve just moved into a new apartment. After spending time with family, friends, and associates over the holiday season, you’re ready to settle in for the winter months. You have no idea how old your furnace is or whether or not it’s been appropriately maintained. There is this nagging feeling that something isn’t right about it, and it won’t be long before something happens, and you need help getting through another cold night. What do you do? Do you call your landlord? A service company that has taken on a few new customers offering “discounts”? The guy down the hall? Who should I call when my furnace needs service?
How can I get ahead of my furnace problems this year?
That’s a great question, and there is undoubtedly no one correct answer. If you have a trusted service company in your corner that has been around for a long time, they might be a good choice. Or, if you can find a new company with impeccable reviews that has technicians that come highly recommended, they could also be the right choice. Then again, there are benefits to calling the landlord/building management or even your neighbor down the hall.
These benefits include No service fee (although there may be a small charge for parts), Local Knowledge, and contacts in an emergency. Furthermore, the landlord/building management should ideally have a servicing agreement with a trusted company that can come into your apartment and take care of any issues that arise. And then you might ask yourself, “Why would I call someone I don’t even know when my furnace breaks down?” The answer to this question is simple: Reputation!
An established name in the industry will not only save you money, but they’ll get it done quickly and efficiently. Let’s face it; we all want our heating problems solved yesterday without any headaches or hassle along the way. We’d all like to say we called them first but can’t because we don’t know who they are. The point is, you should find out who the trustworthy service company is in your area before your furnace breaks down. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our family’s warmth and comfort.
Who should I call for my furnace? For most people looking for heating repair or maintenance, this will probably depend on whether or not there is a trusted company that has already been servicing their HVAC equipment. If you have one of these companies, that would be the first number people would call if they were having any problems with their HVAC system.