With the winter season just around the corner, you may have sealed the window frames, cleaned the roof gutters, repaired the roof shingles, and prepared your garden for the cold weather. But did you get the heating system inspected by a professional? A heating system can keep your home warm and maintain a comfortable temperature when it’s cold outside. But if you overlook its maintenance, the heater may stop working during the cold weather. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why it’s important to schedule a maintenance service for your home furnace or business heating system:
A heating system usually makes up around 50% of your electricity bills. This expense is rather large, but it is very important to you and your family’s comfort and safety. The good news is, you can cut down on these costs through regular maintenance! Before the winter season arrives, hire a technician to identify and resolve potential issues with your heater. A well-tuned heater consumes far lesser energy and can save up to 30% costs. Other tips: clean the burner or furnace, change air filters, and install a programmable thermostat to make it a more affordable option.
Prevent Plumbing Problems
During the extreme weather, plumbing issues tend to intensify. If your heating system isn’t in good condition, it may not be able to keep your home warm. Which will affect the plumbing system and the pipes could burst (costly!!). But it’s possible to avoid this problem through a heating system tune-up before winters. Pre-winter maintenance makes sure your heating system performs at its best, efficiently keeps your home warm, and protects the plumbing system from damages.
Maintain the Warranty
Yes, your heating system usually comes with a warranty of 15 to 20 years. However, when you contact the manufacturers to avail the warranty, they will ask you to provide the maintenance work records. If you didn’t tune it up regularly, it’s likely the manufacturers will declare the warranty isn’t valid anymore. Which will leave you high and dry pocketing the entire bill, or worse, needing to purchase a new heater!
Increase the Lifespan of the Heater
Investing in a high-quality heating system can benefit you and your home in the long run. The average lifespan of a heater is 10-15 years. However, a well-maintained system stays in working condition for even longer. By hiring professionals to service your heater, you can further increase its lifespan by 5-10 years!
Reduce the Risk of Accidents and Harmful Toxins
If your heating system isn’t working properly, it may emit carbon dioxide. It’s a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. If there are no carbon monoxide detectors in your home, the poisonous gas will go unnoticed until it becomes a threat. Exposure to CO gas can lead to flu-like symptoms, but a prolonged exposure endangers your life. Through regular maintenance of your heating system, you can keep your family safe. Moreover, cleaning or replacing air filters before winters can improve indoor air quality. You can clean the heating system on your own. But you can avoid the hassles of the maintenance work by hiring a professional team. Contact us today!