Winter has officially arrived, and with the holiday season comes the regular use of your heating system. Cold weather is likely to be with us for several months to come, and you need your heating system to perform every day without a hitch. When trouble arises, it usually comes at the worst possible time, when a functioning heater is as much a question of safety as comfort.
A good repair service can move swiftly in the event of trouble, but as with most things, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session for your system in the last twelve months or so, now is the perfect time to schedule a session, before the winter progresses much further. It can save you a great deal of time and money.
What Is It?
A maintenance session most closely resembles a tune-up on your car: less an effort to address a particular problem than a way of checking the whole system for any problems that might be lurking. There are often little issues that can turn into big ones if they’re not addressed: things like loose bolts and clogged filters that put excess strain on the system. The maintenance session takes care of little issues like that. If bigger issues are detected, the technician can schedule a formal repair session later, and even immediately after the maintenance session (provided your time is available and the pertinent parts are on hand).
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of professional heating maintenance vary by specific system, but generally fall into three categories.
- Lower Monthly Bills. Correcting little problems like loose bolts helps the system function more efficiently. That, in turn, will lower your monthly bills in the winter, and help you get the same great heating without having to pay so much. Furthermore, it lowers the overall strain on the system, which can greatly reduce the chances of a breakdown later in the winter, when the weather is cold and repairs become much more urgent.
- An Early Jump on Repairs. In the event that further repairs are needed, a maintenance session lets you get an early jump on it. In almost every case, that lowers the cost of the repair job, since the damage hasn’t had at much time to spread. It also lets you schedule repairs at a time that is convenient for you, instead of having to rearrange your schedule without notice after an unexpected heating breakdown.
- Reliability and Longevity. When scheduled regularly over time, maintenance sessions help reduce the effects of wear and tear on the heater. That, in turn, can lower the cost of repairs later in the furnace’s life, as well as helping it run for months or even years after the warranty expires. Considering the cost involved in replacing a heater system, that can add up to quite a bit of savings.
For heating maintenance sessions in Nanuet, NY, call on the friendly pros at EB Design Air, Inc. to get the job done!