One of the services that we highly recommend for all our customers is an annual inspection and tune-up for their heating system. (We also recommend one for the air conditioner as well.) The best time to schedule this heating maintenance visit from one of our HVAC professionals is during the spring. This gives you a leg-up on cold weather, and it’s generally a wise idea to have a device maintained right before it has to do the most work. The same philosophy applies to a car: right before setting off on a long road trip, it’s smart to take it in for maintenance. Otherwise you’ll end up trapped at the side of the road in the middle of endless fields where you’re the tallest object as far as the eye can see.
Even though it’s already winter, you can still have heating maintenance if you missed doing it earlier. It’s much better to arrange for maintenance later than to skip it entirely and wait for fall to come around again. Here’s why:
- Safety: Heating systems are manufactured today to be as safe as possible. But nothing can ever be 100% safe, and if you have a gas-powered furnace you need to make certain that it has annual care to prevent problems that can arise from a cracked heat exchanger, gas line breaks, and other issues that can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and combustion dangers.
- Breakdown prevention: When is a heater most likely to break down? When it’s doing the most work, i.e. one of the coldest days of the year. We know you don’t want to be trapped with a failed heating system during an icy day or night, scrambling to find repair service right when everybody else is (because their heaters failed too). Maintenance, no matter if done late, will help protect your heater from experiencing a catastrophic and unpleasant breakdown.
- Energy savings: Each year that a heater misses its annual date with a maintenance technician, its energy efficiency will decline 5% on average. You’ll end up paying more to heat your home than you should.
Don’t pass up regular maintenance! Call Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. for service in Wake Forest, NC today.