We get it, heating maintenance is one of those recommendations that is easy to dismiss. After all, isn’t it just a luxury service for those people who can afford it? You don’t actually need maintenance, right?
Wrong. In fact, we’d venture to say you can’t afford to go without maintenance. Preventive tune-ups are one of the most important Glenview HVAC services you can get for your heater. It helps the system last longer, reduces repair needs, keeps your heater functional for as long as possible, and increases home safety.
But we understand you might not take that at face value. Keep reading to learn what exactly HVAC maintenance entails and why it’s so important for your heating system and your home.
More on Maintenance
So when we say maintenance, what are we talking about? We’re talking about probably the most popular service offered by HVAC professionals, and for good reason. The level of service will vary from company to company, but during your maintenance session, the professional HVAC technician will have a number of things to inspect, test, clean, and adjust on your AC and heating equipment (depending on the time of year).
During this maintenance appointment, a technician might make some adjustment that help improve the overall performance of your system. It’s possible that you have failing components or minor issues that can grow into bigger ones already present in the system. If this is the case, you’ll likely need to schedule follow up repair or replacement services.
Improve Your Comfort and Your Safety
These are the two most tangible benefits of HVAC maintenance, particularly when your heater is involved. Over the years, your heating system gets less and less effective, as the components suffer from natural wear and tear. This is true for any system you use regularly: your car, your air conditioner, water heater, etc.
Heating maintenance is typically scheduled in the fall (so, now) to make sure that the components within your heater are fully functional and the system is ready to face the long winter ahead. But more important than the time of year you have your maintenance done is how often you have it done. Maintenance is a service that should be scheduled once a year for any type of heating system (if you have a year-round heat pump, that means the same system should be checked twice a year).
This will ensure that your heater is operating safely. This is especially important for gas-powered heating systems, as a problem such as a cracked heat exchanger can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide exposure and its side effects.
Put Less Stress on Your Wallet
As we alluded to above, investing in maintenance each year can actually help you save money. It does this by:
- Reducing your monthly bills, since your heater will retain 95% of its efficiency throughout most of its lifespan.
- Extending the lifespan of your heating equipment, delaying replacement by months or even years.
- Saving on emergency repairs since you’ll be alerted to repair needs before they even reach critical mass.
- Preventing sudden, major system breakdowns.
- Receiving exclusive benefits through our maintenance program, such as 25% off of repair costs!