We’ve officially entered the last few weeks of winter, which means we’ll soon be turning off our heating systems and turning on our air conditioners. We strongly recommend scheduling a maintenance session for your heating system sometime soon. The warming weather means you won’t have use of the system for much longer, but you have likely been running your heater quite often in the last few months. That can build up a huge amount of wear and tear, which will eventually lead to a serious breakdown if you’re not careful. A maintenance session is just what the doctor ordered.
What Is It?
We often compare a maintenance session for your heater to a tune-up on your car. It’s not strictly a repair session, which is designed to address a single specific problem. Rather, it’s a chance for the technician to check the entire system for any kind of problem, big or small. In the event that it’s a little issue that can be quickly corrected (such as a loose bolt or a dirty filter), the technician can fix it as part of the maintenance session itself. If it’s a bigger problem — something requiring a formal repair session — then the technician can schedule such a session at the homeowner’s convenience. (In many cases, the repairs can even take place immediately after the maintenance session is done).
We recommend scheduling a maintenance session once each year and ideally twice: at the beginning and the end of heating season. If it’s been more than 12 months since your last maintenance session, now is the best time to do so. There are a number of good reasons for this. Heating problems can develop without you being aware of them, and they don’t get better when the heater sits unused for the long summer. By the time fall rolls around again, you may have forgotten that odd knocking noise or the fact that your heating bills seem to get higher and higher. That can lead to a sudden breakdown and expensive repairs just when you need the system the most next fall. A maintenance session conducted now can help you catch a lot of small issues before they turn into a big one.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of conducting regular maintenance sessions can be boiled down to three general advantages.
- Lower Bills. Fixing little problems before they turn into big ones means that the heater can do its job much more efficiently. That translates to lower monthly bills next winter, as well as less wear on individual components.
- Easier Repairs. If serious repairs are needed, maintenance sessions will help you spot the issue before it gets out of hand: keeping costs down and allowing you to tackle it at your leisure.
- Longevity. When applied regularly over time, maintenance sessions will help your heater last longer than it might otherwise.
For quality heating maintenance services in Boerne, TX, call on the friendly pros at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc. to set up an appointment!