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Caring for Your Heater: Avoid a Breakdown Later

furnace with gas pipesWhen it comes to servicing your vehicle you use for everyday transportation, it probably doesn’t take a lot of convincing for you to go in for regular tune-ups, tire-rotations, and check-ups when you’re concerned something is amiss. After all, you can either change the oil now, or prematurely change the engine later!

So why wouldn’t you give the same attention to your heater? A big part of caring for your heating system and ensuring it works well for the years to come is investing in professional Nashville, TN HVAC services. One service in particular should never be neglected—and that’s maintenance. Required annually for most heating system (biannually for heat pumps) heating maintenance is a preventive service.

The Power of Preventive Maintenance

Maintenance is something that just about all HVAC companies provide, but the level of service can vary. What you can expect from our team is a thorough checklist of items to inspect, test, clean, and adjust on your heating equipment (and cooling, if it’s the spring or summertime). This type of tune up on your heating system should only be done by professionals, who have specialized equipment and a certain level of expertise and training to get the job done effectively.

During your maintenance appointment, our technicians may make some adjustments in order to improve the operation of your heater. However, it is possible that there are failing components or other increasingly harmful issues with your system, so you may need to schedule service afterwards to replace a component or make another type of repair. This is something we’ll alert you do during your appointment.

Maintenance Provides Comfort and Safety

One of the main reasons to schedule heating maintenance on a routine basis is to improve your comfort. Over the years, your climate control system tends to lose effectiveness and efficiency, as the components within wear down—just like they do in a car or any other system you use on a regular basis.

Heating system maintenance usually happens in the fall, before you need your heater, but so long as you are scheduling routinely, you’ll be good to go. By having the components of your system tuned-up, the heater will run more smoothly, meaning your home will be heated faster and more accurately.

Additionally, by tackling any repair needs that crop up right away—rather than waiting for your system to break down completely—you will not need to worry about a potential system failure right in the middle of severe winter weather. Perhaps most importantly, heating maintenance and early detection of problems in a gas-powered heater reduces your carbon monoxide exposure risks, making your heating efforts and your home safer for your entire family.

What about the Cost?

Many homeowners skip, or at least hesitate, on scheduling maintenance due to the cost. But when you think about what you’ll be paying for in the long run for emergency repairs and potentially even a premature system replacement, the cost of going without maintenance is far greater.

Heating maintenance helps reduce your monthly bills, with a system that retains 95% of its efficiency throughout its lifespan, can potentially extend the lifespan of your equipment, saves you money on emergency repairs, and our maintenance plan affords you discounts on all service work and project work!

At Covenant Heating and Cooling, we are “Dedicated to the Promise of Serving You.” Contact us today for quality HVAC services, and to learn more about our Covenant Care Plan!

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