Save this winter with a well-maintained heating system

November 18, 2016

Now is the time of year when many homeowners are spending an increasing amount of time inside and cranking up the heat against the dropping temperatures. A big part of staying comfortable and cozy this winter is making sure your heating system is running smoothly.

Cost savings

Heating your home is the single biggest utility cost for most homeowners and usually makes up more than 40% of monthly bills, according to Energy Star. Regular maintenance includes adjusting connections, checking the heat exchanger, fixing gas pressure, and evaluating burner combustion, all of which are designed to maximize the efficiency of your system and eliminate leaks. When done correctly by a professional, heating system maintenance will help you save on heating bills during the cold months.

Extends the lifespan of your heating system

By making necessary adjustments that improve performance, proper maintenance reduces wear and tear on essential heating system parts. Routine maintenance can extend the usability of your system by years.

Improved home comfort

At the end of the day, no one likes to return to a home that’s uncomfortable or has inconsistent temperatures. Since it runs at optimal performance, a well-maintained heating system will help create a comfortable home environment for you and your family. No need to overwork your under-performing system to get your home to a desired temperature; your unit will run efficiently and as expected.

No unwanted surprises!

Heating maintenance can help you save money and avoid stress from unexpected emergencies. Maintenance is preventative and is used to detect and diagnose issues in your heating system before they become full-blown problems.

Minimize the risk of an expensive emergency service due to a heating system breakdown by getting ahead of any problems with a maintenance appointment. Getting your unit checked out can also prevent fire safety hazards, since heating professionals will inspect gas/oil connections to ensure nothing dangerous is leaking into your home.

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