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Winter Maintenance: Is It Worth It?

Heating maintenance in Tallahassee, FL can be a tough sell. For starters, most people in this area just don’t rely on their heating systems nearly as much as people even slightly north of us. And, to make matters even more complicated, people rely on all sorts of different heating systems. This can make having a “one size fits all” solution or bit of advice a little tricky.

The good news is that every single heating system requires maintenance at least once a year, and some require it twice. So if you were on the fence about investing in maintenance, this blog post will hopefully give you the tools you need to finally pull the trigger and invest.

Maintenance Is Required

Many people reading this blog right now have different heating systems, from gas furnaces to electric heat pumps. It might seem like they all have different maintenance needs (which they do), but no system can go without maintenance entirely.

Gas or electric furnaces and other conventional heating systems require maintenance at least once a year. This means that if you skipped out on maintenance during the fall, you’ll need it soon.

Heat pumps still require maintenance, but they need it twice a year. This means that you’ll want to invest in maintenance during the heating season, as well as during the cooling season.

Extend Your System’s Lifespan

Forced-air heating systems are by far the most common units on the market and in homes in our area. These units last anywhere from 10-15 years before they can start running up your bills and causing problems.

Maintenance is proven to extend the lifespan of your technology to the point where you’ll be rather lucky if you can get your heating system to last a full decade without it. Maintenance will keep things running for longer, and it gets more eyes on problems when they pop up.

Don’t Forget About the Warranty

Did you purchase your heating system with a warranty? These are great and can easily be a huge reason to invest in such a large purchase. The problem is that these can sometimes depend on the care that the system receives over time.

If your heater is covered by a warranty, then chances are likely that it needs maintenance. Otherwise, if you skip out on maintenance, you might end up voiding the warranty and risk being unprotected when your next issue pops up.

Efficiency Improvements

You might not rely on your heating system nearly as much as you do your air conditioner, but that gives you all the more reason to invest in maintenance. Your heater should operate as efficiently as possible, reducing the electricity or fuel that it requires to operate on a regular basis. This will help you rely on it less and even save you money that you could put toward your air conditioning system in the future.

It’s okay, comfort’s just a call away! It’s time to contact Parker Services Inc so you can schedule a routine maintenance appointment for your heater.

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