We might not experience the chilly temperatures that our neighbors in the Midwest or Northeast do, but if the last couple of weeks were any indication, it does get cold relative to what we’re used to in the summer, right? As such, you need a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system to keep you warm.
Unfortunately, too many homeowners in our area take this for granted and don’t think about the upkeep necessary for their heating systems. Either that, or they think their perfectly working heater doesn’t need any kind of service. Here’s the thing, though—scheduling annual or biannual maintenance for your HVAC system prevents the majority of repair needs the system will ever need in its lifespan—up to 85% in fact!
So, if you skipped maintenance this fall, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule your next tune-up. Below, we decided to dive into the “why” of this advice.
The Many Benefits of Heating Maintenance
We know heating maintenance isn’t glamourous nor does it seem like a worthwhile investment. We wouldn’t try to persuade you with anything but the facts. Read on as we outline the many benefits of heating maintenance!
One of the biggest benefits of heating maintenance is the energy savings you get as a result. Annual heating maintenance (or biannual, if you have a year-round heat pump system that also cools) sets your system up for success!
When our professionals come out to do a tune-up, it results in a heater that is in the best working condition possible, reading to run as efficiently as possible. When a heater works more efficiently, it costs you less to use!
Like we said above, it gets cold this time of the year! You want to ensure that your household has the best heating possible. It’s easy to achieve this if your heater is well-maintained and kept safe.
Having our pros come to your home once a year for your furnace or boiler maintenance, or twice a year for your heat pump, will assure that you stay as comfortable as possible without worrying about a surprise breakdown or emergency repair needs.
Longer System Lifespan
It’s estimated that the average heating system, when well cared for, will last around 10-15 years, but you won’t be able to receive the full benefits of any heater if you don’t have it maintained on a routine basis. During maintenance, our team thoroughly inspects, cleans, and adjusts the system. This helps it fend off wear and tear, and reduces repair needs to the point that your furnace or heating system will last as long as possible. Without maintenance, you can expect that 10-15 year lifespan to be cut in half. Talk about an expensive problem to have! You’ll be replacing a full heating system every 7-8 years instead of using it to its full potential.