Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. That means your heating system needs to be ready to run every day without trouble, and if your system needs repairs or similar care, now is the time to find out about that. You can spot the signs of trouble by checking your heater, but few laymen can detect the kinds of potential problems that a trained technician can. That’s why we recommend regular maintenance for your heating system every fall, before the weather gets too cold.
What Is Regular Maintenance?
Maintenance most closely resembles a tune-up for your car or a check-up at the dentist’s to clean your teeth. Repair jobs are intended to treat a specific problem: maintenance is more of a general overview, designed to check any problem anywhere in the system. If the issue is small, it can be corrected as part of maintenance. For instance, if a loose bolt is causing a given component to rattle in its housing, or a clogged filter is blocking the flow of air, the issue can be easily corrected without planning further repairs.
In the event something more formal is required, the technician can spot the signs of a problem and schedule a repair for some point in the future. Assuming the tools and equipment for the repairs are in the van, the repairs can take place immediately upon completion of the repair.
How Does Regular Heating Maintenance Help?
The exact results of routine heating maintenance vary by each individual heater, but most boil down to three specific benefits:
- Lower Monthly Costs. Correcting those little issues means that your system won’t have to use as much fuel to warm up your home. For example, an unclogged burner will increase the overall heat levels and keep you from having to run the system for longer than is necessary to keep the house warm. You’ll be able to see the difference in lower monthly costs all winter long.
- Reduced Risk of Repairs. In many cases, regular maintenance will eliminate the potential causes of a repair job, preventing you from having to deal with a breakdown just when you need it the least. Even in cases where the problem is too large for maintenance to treat, regular heating maintenance lets you catch it before it causes a breakdown, allowing you to schedule repairs at your convenience.
- Longer Overall Life. When applied regularly (once a year or so) over time, maintenance can cut down on the wear and tear endured by your heater’s various components. That means it tends to last longer before it needs replacing: months or years longer in many cases. It also means that breakdowns and similar repair issues tend to cost less later in the heater’s life than they normally might, helping you get further value out of the heating system.
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