“Do I really need heating maintenance?”
This is a question we get a lot around this time of year. We understand your hesitation! Why pay for a service that doesn’t seem immediately necessary, right? Well, because even though it’s not a service call for an immediate repair, maintenance helps prevent heating repairs—up to 85% of them throughout the lifespan of your heater.
Between preventing repair needs and keeping your heater running efficiently, maintenance will help you save hundreds of dollars over the lifespan of your heater. Read on to learn more about the benefits of heating maintenance!
Lower Repair Costs
The reason repair costs are lower when you have routine maintenance done is because you won’t have as many repair needs. In fact, annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system rather than a furnace or boiler) can help prevent up to 85% of all repair needs you may ever need in your system’s lifespan!
This is because during your tune-ups, our technicians check for parts that are in trouble, so you can schedule service before they even have the chance to turn into huge repair needs.
Another advantage of routine heating tune-ups is that they extend the lifespan of your heating equipment. This is because your heater won’t succumb to natural wear and tear as fast when it’s being regularly repaired, inspected, adjusted, and cleaned.
Heating systems are not inherently dangerous, particularly if they are professionally and appropriately installed by qualified technicians. However, if the heater you use is gas-powered, then there is always a small chance of hazardous problems developing that could threaten both your home and the health of your family.
For instance, a cracked heat exchanger can cause dangerous carbon monoxide gas into your household. Excessively dirty burners can make it difficult for the jets to ignite in your furnace, creating faster wear and tear. This can all be avoided though, with maintenance!
Last but certainly not least, routine maintenance will help keep you comfortable. Without maintenance, small problems can be missed. Take, for instance, your ductwork. What if there is a small tear in one of the sections? This may seem like a benign problem—but consider this. If the tear allows conditioned air to leak into an unoccupied space like behind a wall or in an attic, then the room that particular section leads to won’t receive heat.
As a result, you may adjust the thermostat to try to make it warmer there, but then you make the rest of your home too warm—so no matter what, some area of your home is going to be unlivable all winter long. Nobody wants that right? Well, during your maintenance tune-ups, we inspect your entire heating system, including that ductwork, to ensure there are no problems like this that need to be addressed.