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Is Your Heater Ready for Cooler Weather?

gloved hands working on heating system cabinetWeather is cooling off quickly here in the Chicagoland area. We may still get a warm day here or there, but for the most part, it’s time to take our attention off our air conditioners and turn it to our heaters. Now is the ideal time to schedule heater maintenance in Park Ridge, IL. Sure, there are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own (such as regularly changing the air filter), but full maintenance that makes a difference to your heating system must be left to professionals.

Only a trained and experienced technician can handle the various tasks required, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, plus thoroughly cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our staff to provide your heating system with top quality maintenance!

Does Maintenance Really Do That Much?

A common question that our customers ask us is if heating system maintenance is really necessary every year. “Can’t I just skip it this year?” Sure, you could—but you may very well suffer consequences from neglecting the heater. Just like a proper heating system is more than a luxury in our part of the country, maintenance is more than just a luxury to a heating system: it’s a necessity. And there are a number of benefits to this service.

  • A More Reliable Heater: The most immediate benefit of annual heating maintenance is that you’ll have a system that’s less likely to suffer a major operational failure over winter. Thorough inspections locate places where wear and tear on the system can lead to breakdowns, and adjustments and cleaning further removes potential issues. With a well-maintained heater, you can progress into winter with the confidence that you likely won’t need to make any emergency heating repair calls.
  • A More Energy Efficient System: The accumulation of wear and tear on your heater creates strain on its components. This will cause higher energy bills as the system tries to overcome the extra strain and do its job. If your heater has routine maintenance, it should be able to retain 95% of its efficiency rating during its lifespan.
  • A Heater That Lasts Longer: Speaking of a heater’s lifespan, depending on the model you have you can expect it to last close to two decades before requiring a replacement. But this is only possible if the heater has regular professional maintenance. Annual inspections and tune-ups will help a heating system give you the best return on your initial investment by lasting as long as possible.
  • Reduced Repairs: Do you really want to spend any extra money you have each year on getting the heater repaired? Many of the repairs a heating system may need during its service life can be prevented, or at least minimized, thanks to maintenance inspections that catch problems early—which means huge savings for you. But remember, if you’re told you need a small repair, it’s vital that you schedule it right away before it grows into something bigger and unmanageable.

To schedule your next heating maintenance appointment or any other HVAC service you may need, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!

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