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Heating Maintenance: Now Is the Time to Schedule It

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The serious cold weather is about to arrive, and you know that it’ll be here to stay for a few months. If you haven’t yet arranged for Phoenixville, PA, HVAC service to inspect and tune-up your heating system, now is when we recommend you schedule it. Delaying this service only reduces its benefits and puts your household at a higher risk of having a heating system that doesn’t work, doesn’t work as well as it should, or wastes large amounts of money.

What Professional Heating Maintenance Does

Heating maintenance isn’t different in its goals than the maintenance done on a vehicle: technicians do a series of adjustments, cleanings, and checks to ensure the best possible performance with the least amount of trouble over the next year. Like vehicle maintenance, it’s a mandatory service if you want your heating system to last for as long as it can. Skipping maintenance is one of the worst things you can do to your heater, and it’s almost guaranteed to have multiple negative effects on it.

The Safety Concern

Before we look at the other reasons to schedule heating maintenance in the fall before it gets any colder, we have to stress the most important one—the safe operation of the heater. You probably use a natural gas heating system, such as a gas furnace, for your winter warmth. A gas heater isn’t inherently dangerous to have in your home unless it’s neglected year after year. When our technicians maintain a gas heater, we make special checks to ensure there are no gas leaks, heat exchanger cracks, or anything else that may lead to unsafe conditions. If we find anything wrong, we’ll arrange to have it repaired before you need the heater.

Other Reasons to Schedule Maintenance

If safety were the only benefit of maintaining a heater in fall, it would be 100% worth it. But there are other major advantages to professional fall heating maintenance:

  • Prevent repairs: The majority of repairs your heating system may require during its service life are preventable thanks to maintenance. This means convenience and money savings, not to mention fewer worries that your heater will suddenly fail during the coldest day of the year.
  • Stop energy efficiency loss: The annual strain on a heater will cause its efficiency to drop as parts wear down. You could soon be paying more than 25% of what you should to heat your house. Maintenance stops this decline and keeps the heater close to its original efficiency.
  • Extend equipment life: When a heater has professional inspections and tune-ups each year, it is far more likely to reach the upper estimates for its service life. Without maintenance, it may end up needing a replacement years early.
  • Keeps the warranty in force: The manufacturer’s warranty may be voided without annual professional maintenance. You don’t want to lose this vital consumer protection.

Our maintenance plan makes keeping your heater in great shape easy to do—and it comes with a number of membership perks, such as priority scheduling and discounts. Reach out to us for more details and to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been the Main Line’s Premier Service Provider since 1988. Schedule heating maintenance with us today.

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