With the first wave of cool weather in Chicagoland, the only thing I could think of was — I better get our furnace serviced ASAP! The last thing I need is a furnace that isn’t working properly.
A special thanks to Sears Home Appliances and Services, who shared their in-home services with me and are sponsoring this post so I can share that experience with you.
Get Your House Ready for Winter with Sears Services
First, I had to make an appointment. I headed right to the Sears Home Appliances and Services website.
With just a few clicks, I had an appointment already set up that fit my schedule. All I had to do was pick which appliance I wanted serviced, which was my furnace, and mark which kind of furnace I had. That way, Sears would be sure to send the right technician to my house.
My Service Experience with Sears
My appointment window was for 8am to 1pm, I received a call from the technician just before 10am letting me know he was heading my way and would arrive in about 20 minutes. True to his word, my doorbell rang in just under 20 minutes!
I showed him to our furnace. For me, the furnace seems to be this big mysterious appliance in our house. I know I need to change the filter, but other than that, I don’t touch it!
The first thing the technician told me that I needed to change my air filter. I actually had it on my calendar for the first of the following month, but it was a good reminder.
Then he pulled off the cover to the panel and you won’t believe what we found… acorns! Lots and lots of acorns! Apparently, a chipmunk had made themselves very comfortable in our furnace sometime this summer or fall.
The funny thing is I had fixed the wire mesh over the air pipe outside several weeks before. But it really let me know that my furnace is prime real estate for those little dudes and I need to be diligent in making sure the cover is still over the pipe and intact.
The Sears technician was extremely helpful and also gave me some tips of things I should pay attention to moving forward.
Get Your Home APPLIANCES Serviced
If you need help maintaining your appliances, be sure to check out Sears.com. They do a thorough job making sure your appliance is running the way it should be. And Sears offers a 90-day limited warranty. If your appliance fails to operate for reasons related to the original repair service, Sears will replace any parts that failed due to defects in the material or workmanship and perform any labor related to the original repair free of charge!
You can also choose a one-year service plan for just $199. No matter where you purchased your appliance, the Sears maintenance plan will provide it with whatever TLC you need via an in-home technician!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sears Home Appliances and Services. All opinions are mine.