Chances are, you haven’t thought a lot about the state of your heating system yet–and we get it. Temperatures have only just begun to cool down. You may even be hoping that the mild temperatures hang on just a little bit longer than the forecast calls for. While that would be nice, the reality is that you’re going to need your heater on a consistent basis sooner rather than later, and you need to ensure that your heating system is ready for the task.
Routine maintenance tune-ups eliminate a lot of the stress that homeowners need to deal with each winter. Read on to learn more about why it’s so important that you have regular, preventative maintenance done now.
“Wait, Do I Really Need Maintenance?”
Sure, it’s always possible that your furnace or heat pump will make it through winter without a maintenance tune-up, but you’re increasing the chances of it being worse for the wear. Maintenance is one of the most important services you can schedule for your heating system. It gives our technicians the opportunity to complete a comprehensive inspection and check for signs of wear and tear, or any components that need adjusting. As a result:
- We can actually reduce the wear and tear on your system, possibly extending its overall lifespan.
- We can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair costs that you may have otherwise accumulated.
- We can help you reduce your energy bills since maintenance helps retain up to 95% of the heating system’s original efficiency rating.
“Okay, But What if I Just Bought My Heater?”
If your heater is brand new, as in you only started using it this fall, then it should have received the service that it needed when you had it installed. However, any heating system that’s over a year old–meaning you used it last fall and/or winter–needs to have maintenance done.
Even systems that were only used for one season will benefit from a preventative, professional maintenance tune-up. In fact, most manufacturer warranties actually stipulate that you must have professional maintenance (and repairs) done to keep the warranty in good standing.
Why Now Is the Best Time for This Service
In all honesty, consistency matters more than timing. Heating (and air conditioning) maintenance should be done at least once a year–twice a year if you have a heat pump. This will ensure that your systems stay in the best shape possible!
But now really is the best time to get maintenance done, as we are in between seasons and HVAC professionals will be more readily available–they’ll be less likely to be out on emergency service calls.
Ask About Our Protection Plan
This is our HVAC maintenance plan that affords you a number of benefits depending on which tier you sign up for. We have the Premier Protection Plan, Deluxe, and Basic. Contact us to learn more about each option and to schedule services!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for any of your heating needs, including comprehensive Joliet heating maintenance. Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc., where we put your comfort first!