If you read the question above and your answer is “no,” not to worry–it’s not too late! While the holiday season is busy and it’s easy to let tasks like this get away from you, we really can’t stress just how important heating maintenance is.
Professional maintenance helps your HVAC systems operate as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. During this service, we thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. We alert you to small repair needs too, before they have a chance to grow into much bigger emergencies. We typically recommend that our customers have this service done in the fall, before they need their system the most. This allows you more time to take care of any repair needs that did crop up.
There’s no reason to skip this service now though, if you haven’t yet. Read on to learn the many benefits of this service!
Improve Home Safety
This is the most important factor of all when it comes to heating maintenance. The last thing you should have to worry about this season is that your furnace will become a hazard. This is particularly true if you have a natural gas-powered furnace. This isn’t to say these systems are inherently dangerous! But without proper care, they can become so.
A gas leak-related fire is a relatively reasonable concern for homeowners, and these types of fires are a real risk that fire departments deal with across the country. The National Fire Protection Association stated that heating equipment was the leading cause of fires in the US, accounting for 15% of all home fires, between 2012 and 2016!
Carbon monoxide exposure is also a risk of ill-maintained gas-powered heating systems. But during your maintenance tune-up, our inspection process includes our team looking in any places where a furnace might develop safety hazards. For example, this can include a gas furnace that could experience a cracked heat exchanger or a loose gas line. These are both potentially dangerous problems to have, but with proper maintenance, you can rest with the peace of mind that your heater is safe.
Prevent the Majority of Repair Needs
When temperatures drop below freezing in the winter, the last thing you want to do is scramble around to call for repairs because your heater abruptly stopped working. We provide exceptional repair services of course, but we would like to help you avoid these issues altogether, by ensuring you can rely on your heating system!
A professional tune-up gives your furnace or heat pump the best chance of making it through winter without any interruption in service. In fact, professional maintenance can actually help prevent up to 85% of the repairs a system might ever need in its lifetime.
Extend Equipment Life
Speaking of your heating system’s lifetime, if you’re like most homeowners you want your system to last for many years before you need to replace it, right? After all, an early heating system replacement is an expense that nobody wants. Well, maintenance helps your heating system reach the longest possible efficient service life it can.