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Get Your Heating System Ready in Time for the Cold Season

Fall is just around the corner, and before anyone knows it, temperatures will drop, and it’ll be time to pull coats and sweaters out of the bottom of closets and start firing up the heater to combat the cold. Ensuring that the heating system works correctly with timely heating maintenance is vital. This post will share the benefits of routine heater maintenance and what it entails. 

Advantages of Heating Maintenance

saveMaintenance is and always will be an integral part of home ownership, and when it comes to keeping the home comfortable in extreme weather, heater maintenance should be at the top of everyone's list. Not only does preventive maintenance in the off-season decrease the likelihood of the heater breaking down at the exact time it is needed, but conducting a heating tune-up ahead of the fall and winter seasons allows homeowners to catch minor problems before they become major issues that take up considerable time, effort, and money to resolve.

Heating system maintenance is also one of the best ways to increase the system’s energy efficiency as well as make it last longer, saving homeowners plenty of money that would have otherwise been allocated to covering the costs of higher energy bills or even early heater replacement if it breaks down before it reaches its intended lifespan.

Heater Maintenance: What to Expect

filterDuring routine heater maintenance, professional HVAC technicians thoroughly clean and inspect the heater and perform essential maintenance tasks, such as checking the equipment’s controls, lubricating moving parts, and tightening electrical connections. They also check for any problems within the system by conducting a detailed inspection before wrapping up with system calibration.

While professionals do most of the work keeping heaters in tip-top shape, homeowners also play an important role in maintaining their heaters at home. Not only should they keep their homes clean to prevent dust and debris from accumulating in the heating system and affecting its energy efficiency, but it is recommended that they change air filters at least once every three months. Clean air filters help heaters run more efficiently and decrease the likelihood of problems affecting a heater’s performance.

Why It’s Good to Get It Done Early

While most people aren’t thinking about their heaters at the end of the summer and the beginning of fall, those who plan ahead by scheduling heater maintenance before the cold season starts have an advantage. Scheduling maintenance early ensures that HVAC companies aren’t too busy to come for an appointment. They are busiest in the summer and winter seasons, making fall the best time for heating maintenance and spring the best time for air conditioning maintenance. 

Waiting to schedule maintenance means companies may take longer to come to your aid when needed. Additionally, getting a head start on heater maintenance early also gives homeowners peace of mind in knowing that when it’s time to fire up their heaters, they will be working correctly, and everything will go smoothly without a hitch.

About Laney’s Inc.

Laney’s Inc. is a locally-owned company serving Fargo and the surrounding areas since 1960. They offer competitive pricing, honest advice, and peace of mind maintenance plans. Call them today for heating system maintenance services in Fargo, ND.

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