Halloween is approaching, and if you haven’t already it’s time to start planning your kids’ costumes and trick-or-treat route. Or hey, even your own costumes! If you’re decorating your home you’ll want to makes sure everything is safe for the kiddos who will be knocking on your door. Oh, and one more thing you’ll want to do this season—schedule heating maintenance!
This is one of the best things you can do for your heater. Keep reading to find out why it’s so important for the health of your system, and why it’s important that you do it in the fall to get the most benefit from it.
The Importance of Professional Heating Maintenance
Many of the problems that may afflict your heater are the kind of things you won’t notice until they’ve already caused a good deal of damage. This is the main reason you don’t want to wait for symptoms of a problem to crop up, before addressing them. The best way to deal with a heating problem without waiting for symptoms to appear is by scheduling preventive maintenance.
This service gives our technicians the chance to comprehensively examine your heating system and isolate any problems that may be developing. These problems can then be repaired before they have the opportunity to grow into much bigger emergencies that can threaten the integrity of your heater.
In fact, maintenance can reduce the odds of a serious problem damaging your heater by up to 90%, and increase its energy efficiency by up to 40%! Scheduling maintenance consistently each year can wind up saving you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the lifetime of your system. In order to get the most out of your preventive maintenance, however, you will want to make sure you’re consistent.
Fall: The Best Time for Heating Maintenance
The time of year you schedule your preventive maintenance can absolutely have an effect on how much that maintenance helps your system’s efficiently. Fall is usually the best time to schedule heating maintenance, for multiple reasons. First off it ensures that your heater is in the best possible shape before it’s subjected to the address stress of the heating season. Secondly, it enables you to take immediate advantage of the boost in efficiency you’ll get from that maintenance session.
Of course, it’s better to schedule heating maintenance later in the season that to not have it done at all. So if it’s already nearing winter, or it already is winter, by the time you’re reading this, we still recommend you call us to schedule heating maintenance. You might not be able to get quite as much mileage out of the efficiency bump, but overall consistent maintenance is going to help the overall lifespan of your heater.
This is because everything that happens during your maintenance session—our technicians thoroughly clean your system inside and out, make adjustments as needed, and alert you to any needs for repairs so you can tackle them as soon as possible.