Believe it or not, it’s officially winter. Now it’s true, for the most part we don’t have to deal with too chilly of temperatures in our area. But still, when the temperature does drop, we want to make sure we have fully functional and efficiently operating heating systems in our homes, right? Well, then, if you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance yet, now is the time!
Wondering if you really need this service? Below we’ve addressed some of the most common questions we get about the need for this service and what’s involved. Read on to learn more about why you should schedule heating maintenance today!
The Importance of Maintenance
Is it possible that your heating system will make it through the entire winter without a maintenance tune-up? Sure! But that doesn’t mean it will be as efficient or effective as you’d like and need it to be. Maintenance sessions are one of the best things you can do for your furnace, heat pump, or boiler. When our technicians professional tune-up your heater, you can expect:
- A decline in your energy bills
- A reduced need for repairs
- Longer equipment life
“Does My Brand New Furnace Need Maintenance?”
A brand new furnace or heating system should have gotten the service it needed at the time of installation. Therefore, no, you do not need maintenance. But how new are we talking about? If you got the system last year, or longer back than that, then yes it needs professional service.
Even a year-old heater will benefit from professional maintenance. This is especially true if yours has a manufacturer warranty that only stays valid if you have professional maintenance done each year. Also, maintenance reduces or at least slows down the onset of wear and tear on your heater, which reduces the chance of a sudden breakdown and can potentially increase the lifespan of your equipment.
“Is There a Certain Time of the Year That’s Best for Maintenance?”
Generally speaking, the best time to get your heating maintenance done is in the fall, before you’ll need your system the most. But really, when you get it done matters a lot less than how often you get it done. As we alluded to above, maintenance is something that’s necessary once a year.
Scheduling maintenance each year is key to avoiding surprised heating emergencies and repair needs. The last thing you need, after all, is for your heater to break down when you need it the most.
“Why Should I Spend Money on a Service I Don’t Need?”
We understand this mindset—if nothing is “wrong” per se with your heater right now, then why should you spend money to “fix” it? Well, because maintenance is a preventative measure, helping avoid problems that can crop up later down the line.
Professional maintenance can help you avoid repair needs you might otherwise need, and improve the efficiency of your heater, therefore saving you money over the lifespan of the system.