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Why is Heating Maintenance Important?

You probably already know that it’s a good idea to keep your heating system in good condition. Poorly maintained heaters cost you money, efficiency, and can even be dangerous to your health. What you may not know, however, is the reason why fall is the best season to get your heating maintenance done.

Let’s take a look at a couple of benefits associated with seasonal heating maintenance:


With any appliance or system, the best time for maintenance is right before heavy use. With regard to heating, this would be right before the winter months. In especially cold areas like Washington the heat is likely to be on practically every day. The last thing you want is for your heat to break under the strain of continuous use when you need it most. If for no other reason, the timing of fall maintenance is ideal.


It is far less expensive to repair a small issue with maintenance, than to replace the entire system when it breaks. The longer your system goes without regular heating maintenance, the more likely that some undiscovered problem could compromise the integrity of the entire unit. When that happens, your only choice is often to replace the unit at a heavy cost. At that point, you are both losing money and having to deal with the inconvenience of a cold house while the heating is replaced.


The lifespan of your heating system depends on a number of different factors including climate, usage, and maintenance. If one or two of those factors is favorable enough, it can compensate for poor conditions in other areas. However, neglecting things like maintenance always unnecessarily shortens the life of your heating system. The better care you provide for your heating, the longer it will last and the more money you will save. Since maintenance is one of the most important considerations for any HVAC unit, keeping up with regular heating maintenance will ensure that your unit lasts much longer.

If you need to schedule your annual heating maintenance in Olympia, call Sunset Air today. No matter where you are in the Olympia, WA area, we can make sure that your heating system keeps you warm throughout the winter.

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