Why Do I Need a Heat Maintenance?

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Seven Signs Your A/C Needs Servicing
July 5, 2022

Winter is the favorite season of many.  Winter brings cozy fireplaces and families coming together to celebrate the holidays.  Children waiting for a snow day and parents hoping for the opposite.  An essential for a happy and safe Winter is a healthy heating system.  Without this, you leave yourself and your family with little protection from the cold outside of your home.  This is why getting your heating system maintained is so imperative.  There are many consequences to not taking care of your equipment which include poor efficiency, dangerous air quality, reducing the lifespan of your heating system, and leaving yourself in the dark about any future problems.


Poor Efficiency


Heating your home no matter the circumstance will always require a lot of energy, energy that has to be paid for.  However when you throw into the mix a system that hasn’t received its proper maintaining, the energy costs go up even further.  Imagine having to run a marathon with a plastic bag over your head restricting your breathing.   That sort of scenario is comparable to what a dirty heating system has to go through.  This is because the system has to work harder to compensate for the lack of proper attention it needs to run like it should.  


When you get your heating system maintenance, our technicians clean your system as well as the filter that traps pollutants like dirt, dust, mold, dead skin, pet dander, and more.  Once your system is able to “breathe” freely, it takes much less energy to heat up your living spaces and make sure your home is a safe space from the cold outside.


Dangerous Air Quality


As a parent, the safety of your children is top priority, so why let something so simple as an unkept heating system get in the way of that?  By not maintaining your equipment you’re putting everyone in your home in harm’s way.  A dirty heating system lets contaminants, such as allergens, viruses, mold, mildew, dead skin, pet dander, dust mites and more, set up shop in your home and in your lungs.


Not only are these small contaminants an issue, but there is an even bigger threat; exhaust fumes.  Most heating systems work by burning fuels such as oil or natural gas.  These are great methods to heat up your home, as long as the by-products these combustibles produce are disposed of properly.  However, a neglected and overlooked heating system can be releasing these fumes into your home, slowly filling your house with carcinogens.  When we maintain your heating system, our technicians make sure to not only clean your system to keep contaminants out of your home, but also check to make sure there are no fumes leaking from your system.


Reducing the Lifespan of your System


You take your car to get its oil changed so your engine doesn’t fail on you.  You go to the doctor to make sure your body doesn’t fail on you.  Why not take the same preventative measures to make sure your heat doesn’t fail you so you’re not left in the cold?  Getting your heat maintenance is just as important as getting your oil changed and seeing your local physician, because if you don’t maintain your heating systems, they will fail on you much sooner than they should.


Unaware of Future Problems


When we maintenance your heating system, we look for anything and everything that could go wrong in the future, such as rusting parts or a loose connection.  With the knowledge of what could happen in the future by seeing these sorts of signs, we can prevent unexpected failures, therefore providing maximum consistency for you and your family.  Without this insight that maintenance provides, you leave you and your family susceptible to being victim of a random outage of heat during a possible emergency like a blizzard for example.


No matter what happens in life, there will always be something that poses some kind of a problem, but getting your heating equipment properly maintained is just one less thing off of your mind, and that freedom from worry is priceless.

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