While your furnace is the farthest thing from your mind right now, we know, there is a good reason to give it some attention even while summer heat rages outside. Most homeowners don’t realize it, but summer can be the best time to get your annual heating system inspection and cleaning done.
Before we know it, there will be cold mornings that turn into cold days. If you don’t let the cold weather sneak up on you, you’ll be ready at the turn of switch to keep yourself and your family comfortable.
Your heating system is one of the most important systems in your home. It’s also one of the most expensive. It can also be one of the most deadly! Making sure your heating system is inspected for safety from fire and deadly fumes is a critical component of your annual home maintenance efforts.
You want to make sure your system is mechanically sound and working properly. If there is a component that needs to be repaired or replaced, catching it early saves on repair costs, keeps your system working most efficiently, and maintains the integrity of the system as a whole for a longer lifespan. Reducing the amount of work that your boiler or furnace has to put into heating the building will save on wear and tear to the system, and will reduce the cost of your home heating expenses.
The majority of homeowners wait until fall, even late fall, to get their heating system serviced. This means that it is going to be the busier time for your service company, so more difficult to schedule a technician at a convenient time for you. HVAC companies will not only be doing the bulk of their routine inspections and maintenance in the fall, but they will also be getting more repair calls as people begin to use their heating systems. This means that there will be fewer appointment times available to you. Having to take a day off, versus missing a couple of hours at the beginning or end of the day, can be very challenging for many people.
The summer is also a better time for this routine maintenance because it gets you ahead of the game. You do not want to find out when you need your heat that there is a problem. You want to make sure that it is in good working order now. If a cold snap hits and your heat isn’t functioning properly, it might be hard to schedule an immediate service call. Emergency callouts also tend to cost more than work that it done on a schedule. It is just wiser to be prudent and make sure that the system is working properly and safely before you need it.
Since many HVAC companies are slower in the summer, if you should need any major repairs or a replacement of your system, now is a much easier time to get it costed out, scheduled, and completed. You may even save some money for scheduling ahead when equipment can be waited for, and more planning can be completed. Emergencies always cost more because there is no time to take extra considerations.
If your heating system needs some serious work done on it, the job might take several days to complete. Being without your heater for a day or two in the summer is no problem at all, but in the late fall the temperatures can dip pretty low and this will be more than a minor inconvenience.
Your annual heater inspection and cleaning are important for so many reasons! There is really no good reason to wait for the last moment to get it done. Schedule your annual furnace or boiler maintenance now and you can save on time, money and possibly a whole lot of stress!
Whether you have a furnace, boiler or heat pump, and use oil, propane or natural gas – we can do your annual heating system inspection and cleaning for you! Call us at 207-653-0979 to schedule your routine inspection and cleaning service.
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