As our region continues to experience more severe temperature fluctuations during winter, many homeowners depend on their heaters to offer comfort throughout the cold months. One of the ways to ensure efficiency, optimal performance and reliability of your heating unit is arranging routine maintenance. The perfect time to schedule maintenance is during the fall season before you switch on your heating equipment. Here are the benefits of having your heater inspected, cleaned and tuned up in the fall.
1. Improved Efficiency
Just as with a car, the efficiency of your heating system will deteriorate over time due to wear and tear. The system’s moving parts will begin to wear down, forcing the heater to work harder to maintain the temperature you’ve set. Investing in fall heater maintenance will help prolong the lifespan of your unit. It will also minimize wear and tear on the heater by replacing worn belts, lubricating all the moving parts and performing general repairs on the system.
2. Enhanced Safety
Fall heater maintenance can also improve safety in your home. Sometimes systems that burn fuel can develop problems, leading to health complications and potential fires. For instance, a leaking furnace or cracked heat exchanger can cause a carbon monoxide buildup in your residence. This harmful gas is impossible to detect due to its odorless and colorless traits, making it extremely dangerous and deadly. Regular maintenance of your heater can go a long way toward identifying and preventing these problems before they become serious and life-threatening.
3. Greater Comfort
Regular heater maintenance will keep your unit functioning properly and efficiently. That means your living space will remain comfortable throughout the cold season. Maintenance will also give you peace of mind and reduce the chances of system breakdown that might leave you without heating in the middle of the cold season.
4. Reduced Repairs
Another benefit of regular heater maintenance is that it can reduce the need for frequent repairs. As your heating unit operates, it might develop some small issues that could lead to more expensive repairs or even system failure if left unattended for a long time. During maintenance, your technician will easily catch and fix these small problems before they become major concerns.
5. Energy Savings
A dirty or neglected heating unit will have to work harder to maintain a desirable temperature and keep your living space comfortable. During routine maintenance, a heating professional will tighten loose connections, lubricate moving parts and change the system’s filter. An inspection will be conducted on your test system controls, thermostat calibration, ductwork and airflow to determine the heater’s performance level. All these maintenance tasks will significantly contribute to the efficient performance of your heater, lowering energy usage and reducing your monthly utility bills.
6. Extended Equipment Lifespan
As mentioned earlier, the wear and tear of your heating unit can hinder its ability to function effectively. When your heater is forced to work hard to keep up with the heating demands of your home, its lifespan inevitably suffers. Regular maintenance will enable your technician to catch small problems in time before they become major repairs. This way, you will reduce the risk of catastrophic failure, extending the life of your heating equipment.
7. Enhanced Air Quality
Regular maintenance can also enhance your home’s air quality. As conditioned air goes through your ductwork, it carries all the loose particles that do not get trapped by your HVAC system. Common contaminants such as pollen, pet dander, dust, mold and mildew can linger in your ductwork due to clogged air filters or dirty system components. Apart from creating dust on your surfaces, these contaminants can lead to low air quality and trigger symptoms in people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Fall heater maintenance will keep your system clean and your home supplied with good quality air. This way, you will prevent infections and diseases caused by bacteria, mold and other microbes from affecting your household.
Contact the Heating Experts Today
Just like air conditioning maintenance, routine heater tune-ups are vital to keeping your home comfort system running efficiently and smoothly for many years to come. Routine inspections also enable heating experts to catch minor problems and address them before they turn into major issues that are costly to fix. Our team of heater maintenance specialists from Putnam Mechanical can handle all your heating system needs. We can provide you with one of several heater maintenance plans to fit your budget and make the entire process as straightforward and convenient as possible.
Besides heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repair, our company also offers commercial HVAC, electrical and refrigeration services throughout Mooresville and the Greater Charlotte area. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.