5 Reasons to Have Routine Heater Maintenance Before the End of the Year
It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting colder and you’re ready to bust out your favorite wool socks and start cranking up the heater.
But, not so fast.
Before you turn your heater on for the winter, you may want to look into getting some heater maintenance done. Yes – even if you think your heater is working perfectly fine, routine maintenance is still important.
Here are five reasons why.
1. Improve Energy Efficiency
For those who like to keep their home nice and toasty, this reason alone should be enough to keep up with heater maintenance.
And although heating bills in Arizona certainly aren’t as astronomical as they are in other parts of the country, a maintenance check will help ensure your heater is running at a maximum level of efficiency.
During a routine maintenance check, an HVAC check will clean out your system as well as check for any damaged parts. Once this is done, the unit won’t have to work as hard to heat your home, and you won’t be wasting energy or money.
2. Lower Energy Bills
Speaking of money, let’s not forget that a more efficient heater means a lower energy bill.
While it may seem like hiring a technician for maintenance will result in losing money, it will actually save you money in the long run.
The total amount you save will depend on where you live, the age of your unit, and the type. Nonetheless, with all the extra money you spend during the holidays, even a small savings is worth it.
3. Avoid Repairs
Having your heating break down in the middle of the winter is an absolute nightmare.
Luckily, if you keep up with your heater maintenance, you can prevent these breakdowns from happening. Plus, nipping a small problem in the bud right away can save you from dealing with a much larger and costlier repair in the future.
4. Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Carbon monoxide leaks are not only inconvenient, they’re life-threatening.
And unfortunately, unless you know exactly what to look for, a carbon monoxide leak in a heating system can be difficult to detect.
Fortunately, trained professionals know the warning signs of a carbon monoxide leak, and they will always keep an eye out for them during a routine maintenance check.
5. Warranty Protection
Your heater is under warranty. Therefore, anything that goes wrong with it will be covered by that warranty for free, right?
Well, not exactly. Most warranties come with the contingency that repairs are only free IF you keep up with the scheduled maintenance. You don’t keep up with the scheduled maintenance, you don’t get the warranty coverage.
Heater Maintenance is the Way to Go
As you can tell by now, there are many reasons why keeping up with maintenance is extremely important.
Even if you’re a do it yourself kind of person, it’s still a good idea to get your heater looked at a couple of times a year.
And with the cold weather quickly approaching, now is better than ever.
To schedule a maintenance appointment, contact us today.
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About the Author
Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact, Chris or Stacia today at (602) 607-1424.