Temperatures are starting to cool down, and you know what that means. It’s time to make sure your heater is ready to be used throughout the day, every day.
There are a number of steps you can take to get your home properly prepared for the heating season, and scheduling maintenance for your furnace or heat pump system is one of them.
Keep reading to learn why this service is so important not only for the health of your system, but for your budget too. And remember, if you want to get the most out of your heater then you’ll want to schedule a tune-up through our team!
Why Is Maintenance So Important?
For starters, most of the problems your heating system can get afflicted with are the type of things you won’t even notice until it’s already caused a fair amount of damage.
For instance, let’s say that the lubrication has worn off of a motor bearing–which is a natural part of wear and tear. Friction is going to increase on the motor, and that friction can cause the entire motor to overheat and burnout. You’d then not be able to receive any heat from your furnace.
The last thing you want to do with an HVAC system is wait for symptoms of a problem to show up before addressing said problem. The best way to deal with this is with preventive heating maintenance.
This service gives our technicians the chance to closely examine your heater and isolate any issues that may be developing within, as we alluded to above. Then, you can get these repair needs on your schedule before they cause your system to breakdown.
It may surprise you to find that you can actually prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace may ever need in its lifespan through regular maintenance!
When Is the Best Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance?
Okay, that’s a little misleading. There’s something way more important to keep in mind–your furnace maintenance should be consistent. It is way more important that you have this service done once a year than it is the time of year you have it done. This is what keeps your system running well and performing powerfully and efficiently. Ultimately, this saves you money in energy bills.
All that said, however, right now is the most “ideal” time to have maintenance done. That’s because this is the time of year that HVAC professionals are less likely to be out on emergency service calls to fix a broken-down air conditioner or a broken-down heater. With temperatures being milder right now, it’s the best time to schedule maintenance without worrying about a disruption to your HVAC service.
When you’re ready to schedule a heating tune-up, whether it is for your furnace, or you have a boiler or heat pump system, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Also, don’t forget to ask about our maintenance program! We offer a number of benefits through this program, including regular tune-ups and special discounts.
To schedule your Chicagoland furnace maintenance, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!