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How Important Is It to Get Your Heater Checked Before Winter?

December 1, 2017 | Blog

A lot of people rely on their heaters to help them make it through the cold winter months, but few understand the importance of having heating systems checked by professionals before winter arrives. Heating system services exist to help ensure that your system will function throughout the entire season without unpleasant surprises like malfunctions, poor performance, or total breakdowns. Homeowners who invest in service before they start using their heaters regularly are usually able to avoid these problems and enjoy efficient heating until spring arrives once again.

Advantages of Timely Heater Service

Service is about more than just preventing a catastrophe. Yes, a service technician will be able to spot red flags that could herald a potential breakdown and nip those problems in the bud before they have a chance to manifest. However, that’s not the only value that a pre-winter heater check offers. Having your heater inspected and touched up by a professional can help you avoid costly utility bills during the months when you’ll be likely to use it most or likely to be away for vacation.

Lower utility costs provide a compelling reason to have your heater checked by a professional before winter arrives, but there’s more: having your heater inspected can ensure that your most essential components enjoy a long and productive lifespan. Think of your heater like a car. You don’t just buy a vehicle and then drive it until it breaks down; you take care of it with regular maintenance and service so you can continue enjoying it from one year to the next.

There’s also safety to consider. Your heater is a complicated machine with a variety of sensitive parts, and some of these parts can become hazards when they are neglected for too long. Your electrical system should be checked before periods of extended use to prevent the likelihood of fires or power outages. Your heat exchanger should be examined to make sure your system is not leaking carbon monoxide. Having a technician visit your home in the fall to verify that everything is as it should be will provide you with peace of mind as you use your heater throughout the winter.

What a Professional Offers

When you call a professional for help, they should provide several key services. A skilled and reliable pro will carefully go over your mechanical and electrical components and inspect anything that looks abnormal or out-of-place. You will then be able to have these issues fixed, ensuring that your heater will operate safely and cost-effectively in the foreseeable future. In many cases, the savings from this kind of service offset its costs, making professional help a worthwhile investment from every angle.

You deserve to make it through winter in comfort and safety, and you should find it affordable to use your heater when you need it. For more information on how we can help you find peace-of-mind during the upcoming season, contact Air Tech of Humble & Commercial Services and speak with a team member who can tell you more.

You might also want to read: HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW HEATER?

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