We’re finally starting to experience the slightest drop in overall temperature trends, which is great news for those of us who are sick of the constant heat. Before you know it, it will be time to shut off your air conditioner for the year and fire up your heating system. That means that now is a good time to make sure that your heating system is actually ready to cope with the demand of the heating season, though. You don’t want to have your system developing any problems that could otherwise have been avoided. The best way to keep your system in good shape is to schedule preventive heating maintenance.
The Benefits of Maintenance
Most people view HVAC maintenance as a kind of luxury. It’s nice to have done if you have the time, or if you remember to do it, or if you’ve got nothing better to do with a couple hours on a Saturday. Otherwise, it’s perceived as no big deal just to ignore it. This is not the case.
Actually, heating maintenance is a vital part of keeping your heating system in the best possible shape over years of normal use. As a heating system gets older, it will accumulate more and more wear and tear on the various parts of its system. This wear and tear eventually progresses to the point that it begins to negatively affect the system, beginning with efficiency loss and later moving on to developing specific problems. These problems tend not to give off warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while. What that means is that if you notice that your heater is behaving in a rather unusual fashion, it probably means that the system has been malfunctioning for a while, and may have already suffered damage.
If you want to protect your heating system from issues, the best thing to do is have those issues addressed before they start to develop symptoms. Much like screening for an illness in your own body, the best way to catch things early is to schedule regular checkups. Professional preventive maintenance involves closely examining your heating system for any developing problems. Once potential problem areas have been isolated, they can be dealt with before they get any worse. Studies have shown that heaters that receive regular preventive maintenance are up to 40% more energy efficient, and up to 90% less likely to develop problems in the future, than systems that do not have regular maintenance.
Ideally, you should seek to have maintenance done on your heating system during the fall season. This resolves any conditions the system is already dealing with, as well as ensures that it’s in the best possible shape to deal with the added demand next season. If you haven’t already scheduled heating maintenance for your system this season, now is the perfect time to do it.
Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. provides comprehensive heating maintenance services in Pleasanton, CA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.