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Why It’s So Important to Service Your Heating System Annually

Imagine a freezing cold day without your furnace working. That would be pretty terrible. It would be too cold to stay in your house, and your pipes would likely freeze causing expensive damages. With the simple act of scheduling your annual heating system inspection and cleaning, you can go a long way toward ensuring this doesn’t happen. So many more extensive repairs and costly breakdowns are prevented by annual heating system maintenance, that it only makes sense to do it. Yet, people put it off.

Regular heating system maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%!

NOW is the time to have your heating system inspected and cleaned! We will make sure it’s working properly and at top efficiency. If any repairs are needed, there’s time to get that work done before the cold weather sets in.

Maintaining your heating system annually will ensure it’s running safely and efficiently.

You wouldn’t drive 30,000 miles without changing the oil in your vehicle, so why would you let your heating system run and run for hours without a good checkup. During an annual maintenance visit, all the heating elements and the electrical units are checked, and any filters are replaced.

There are so many benefits to this simple, annual service. It will likely reduced energy consumption, help avoid expensive repairs, and extend the lifespan of your system. It also will give you peace of mind that your system will work when you need it most, and that your home and family are safe.

Here are the top reasons why you should get your system checked annually:

Prevent Breakdowns

An annual maintenance visit will catch problems before they become bigger, expensive repairs. Regular maintenance reduces the likelihood of a breakdown, and is much cheaper than a major repair. This service can pay for itself almost immediately!

Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes.

Make Sure Your System is Safe

According to the National Fire Protection Association, one in six home fires start from heating equipment! This is the second most common cause of a home fire after cooking fires. Heating systems are combustible equipment, and if their components are damaged or just old, they can start a fire quite easily. They also product extremely deadly carbon monoxide.

Avoid a Breakdown

A heating system works the hardest during the coldest weather, naturally. We all know Murphy’s Law – if a breakdown is going to happen, it will be at the worst possible time. Your heating company can come to do an emergency repair, but it’s certainly preferable (and much less expensive!) to prevent the breakdown in the first place. When you have your annual, routine maintenance, problems can be discovered and fixed at that time.

More than 50% of heating system repairs are caused by lack of maintenance.

Reduce Your Energy Bill

Annual cleaning and tune ups definitely makes sure your heating system is working at top efficiency. Better efficiency means less expensive energy bills. When a system is dirty, it has to work harder and longer to reach the desired temperature. This uses more energy every time your heat cycles on and off. Making sure your unit is running in top condition means avoiding higher energy costs this winter.

Regular Maintenance Extends the Life of Heating Equipment

Heating systems that get regular maintenance last longer, it’s that simple. When components are kept clean and repairs are taken care of early, there won’t be unnecessary wear and tear on the system. The average heating system should last 15 – 20 years with annual maintenance from a certified technician. The heating systems is one of the most expensive systems in a house, so extending its life will save you a significant amount of money on an early replacement.

Protect Your Equipment Warranties

Many people don’t realize that their equipment warranty requires annual maintenance by certified technicians. Heating system parts are expensive, so you don’t want to lose your warranty. Make sure you are protecting the coverage for repairs and replacement parts by scheduling annual inspection and cleaning.

Schedule Your Inspection & Cleaning Today

Don’t wait until you need to turn on your heat to schedule your annual furnace or boiler cleaning. At 207 Plumbing & Heating, our certified technicians inspect the entire system, clean all areas, replace any filters, and give your system a good once-over. If you need any further service, we can schedule that promptly so you are ready for that first cold morning!

Contact us TODAY to schedule your annual heating system maintenance!