Temperatures around here certainly don’t get as chilly as they do for our neighbors in the midwest or on the Northeast coast. But you’ll find in the coming weeks that it’s time to put away your shorts in favor for warmer clothing.
This change happens pretty quickly, so there is one really important heating service we want to alert you to, especially if you haven’t scheduled it yet this season–maintenance.
Before you ask, yes, heating maintenance is totally worth it! In fact, it’s essential for your comfort and the comfort of your family throughout the rest of fall and as winter begins. Skipping maintenance can be really bad news for your heater. Read on to learn more!
Maintenance Is a Preventative Step
We understand that maybe the idea of scheduling a professional service for your heater that you don’t need right now can seem like a waste. But trust us when we say that it’s far more of a hassle to have sudden, costly repair needs. Maintenance can actually help prevent up to 85% of those needs! Here’s why you should never skip your annual tune-up:
Reduces Repair Needs
As we mentioned, scheduling routine maintenance each year can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs a heating system may ever need in its lifetime. How does this work?
Well, one of the things we do during maintenance is a full inspection. During this inspection, we thoroughly check each and every component, looking for parts that need adjusting as well as parts that are about to succumb to wear and tear.
This means we catch small repair needs before they have a chance to escalate into bigger, more urgent repair needs.
Keeps Your Home Warm and Safe
Whether you’re using a furnace or a heat pump to warm your home, annual maintenance ensures that it operates as safety and effectively as possible, and as reliably as possible.
This isn’t to say that any heating system is inherently dangerous otherwise, but certain components can become harmful if they’re ignored. If you have a gas furnace, for instance, maintenance will allow our technicians to check the heat exchangers to ensure they’re in good shape.
Improves Energy Efficiency
Checking for repair needs and making adjustments is a huge part of keeping your heater energy efficient, but so is cleaning it! A well-maintained system can retain 95% of its original efficiency rating, while an ill-maintained system will lose about 5% efficiency for every year it goes without a tune-up.
The more efficient your heater is, the less it costs you to run from month to month! Plus with fewer repair needs, the lower your heater will cost overall throughout its lifespan.
Speaking of lifespan, the average heating system is designed to last about 10-15 years, as long as it is regularly maintained!
Ask about our maintenance plan! Members get a number of benefits, including priority service, discounts, no overtime charges, emergency service, and much more.