If you haven’t thought a whole lot about the condition of your heating system lately, we don’t exactly blame you. After all, we’re known for our heat here in Florida, not chilly weather like our friends and family up north. In fact, temperatures barely drop enough to use our heaters for more than a handful of weeks.
Still though, you do need occasionally need your heater–otherwise you wouldn’t have one, right? And since this is the case, you want to make sure that yours is in good shape, so that it will work as efficiently and effectively as possible for when you do use it.
If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance yet for this winter, then now is the time! Scheduling it ASAP will take away any concerns you have about it not working when you need it most. Read on to learn more!
Yes, You Really Need Maintenance–Here’s Why!
Sure, it’s possible that your heating system will make it through this winter season without maintenance. But it won’t operate as efficiently as it could. Depending on its age, it might not even perform as powerfully as it could.
Maintenance tune-ups are simply the best thing you can do for your heater. When our technicians complete maintenance, followed up by any repair services that are recommended to you, then your system will improve overall.
- Wear and tear will be reduced, which can extend the lifespan of your heater and prevent you from spending money on a premature replacement.
- You won’t need to worry about sudden repair needs.
- Your energy bills won’t skyrocket–they’re high enough in the summer, right?!
Do New Heaters Need Maintenance?
A brand new heater that you just purchased this fall will have received the service it needed during installation, so long as it was installed by a qualified and experienced HVAC contractor. However, many people believe that if they’ve had a heating system for 1 year, 3, or even 5, it doesn’t need any service done.
Even heaters that were installed one year ago can benefit greatly from service. First off, some warranties only stay valid if you have routine maintenance done. Secondly, it reduces wear and tear, which means it’s less likely you will have a sudden breakdown.
Can You Wait Longer for Maintenance?
We get it, in our area we could still have blazing hot temperatures in January. It can be tempting to put off maintenance! But the thing about preventive maintenance is that it’s best done before you actually need the system–this way you won’t be surprised by any unexpected repair needs that might crop up.
For instance, a complete inspection of the heating system might reveal there is a repair need before you even use the heater safely. Having maintenance done now gives you plenty of time to address this so you aren’t stuck dealing with it when temperatures do cool down enough to use your heater.
Also, something to keep in mind about maintenance is that it helps you save money. It reduces up to 85% of the repair needs an HVAC system may ever have in its lifetime. and helps your heater retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating.