October is a great month for many activities, such as putting up fall decorations around the house and watching spooky movie marathons. The weather is often wonderful as well, just the right balance between the extremes of summer and winter.
This relaxing weather makes it easy to forget another great activity for October: scheduling your annual heating maintenance. After all, it won’t be fall forever, and the winter cold is coming soon. If you want your home’s heating system to work in peak condition without any problems, calling “Your Home Comfort Hero” to tune up and inspect your heater is the best strategy.
Is Maintenance Necessary Every Year?
If you want a heating system that will last for a long time, work safely, and keep down costs, yes it is. All HVAC experts as well as the US Department of Energy agree that residential heating systems require annual inspections and tune-ups from professionals to ensure safe, efficient, and effective performance.
- Safe: Most homes in our area, as well as in the rest of the country, use gas furnaces for heat. Gas furnaces are powerful and reliable, and they’re built with safety in mind. Without regular maintenance, however, gas furnaces have a higher chance of becoming hazardous due to gas leaks and combustion dangers. A key part of maintenance for our technicians is careful inspections of a gas furnace and safety checks to ensure the heater will work with minimal concerns.
- Efficient: Any mechanical system wears down with use, and a home heater is no exception. The accumulation of wear on a heater will cause it to lose its energy efficiency over time. After only a few years without maintenance, the average heater will consume 25% more energy than it should. A heater that stays current with annual maintenance will only lose 5% of its efficiency throughout most of its service life. This can add up to tremendous savings.
- Effective: As a heating system wears down, it will perform worse and lose its general heating capacity. It will also suffer from a higher number of malfunctions and needs for heating repair in Ellensburg, WA. In fact, more than half the repairs a heating system may need during its lifetime can be prevented with regular maintenance. Most important of all, maintenance minimizes the chance that a heater will suffer a catastrophic breakdown in the middle of winter, stranding a home without any heat until technicians can make it there.
Take Advantage of Easy Fall Scheduling
One of the reasons we recommend arranging for heating maintenance during October is because it’s one of the less busy times of the year for our technicians. We’re not making as many repair calls for air conditioners or heaters as during the peak seasons of summer and winter. You’ll have no trouble finding a convenient date and time for our technicians to come to your home and get your heater ready for the season ahead.
We offer HVAC maintenance through Kevin’s Club Maintenance Membership, which includes both AC and heating maintenance during the year. Membership comes with other benefits as well, so call us today to learn more details and to sign up.