There’s a crispness of fall in the air and while it’s not cold yet, it will be. Is the heater in your home ready to keep you warm? Annual inspections are important whether you heat your home with a furnace, boiler, heat pump, or mini split system. Having an inspection done once a year is essential to keep your heating system in good shape, to avoid unnecessary repairs and to stay within manufacturer’s safety limits. Let’s go over the reasons why it’s important if you still need some convincing.
Why is Heater Maintenance Important?
Home Heating Safety. The heating system in your home isn’t meant to be dangerous because it’s built with safety features. The danger that can come with your gas-powered heating appliance is the risk of CO leaks and combustion. These risks only increase when you don’t have the system inspected regularly. Technicians can find problems before they become dangerous and will keep the system running safely. They will also advice you if it’s time to replace it.
Heating Efficiency. No one wants to pay more to heat their home than they have to. If you don’t have the system inspected once a year you run the risk of doing just that. Having maintenance done helps reduce the effects of wear and tear on the system. That means it won’t age as quickly and you can keep it longer. Plus, you can prevent heating costs that seem to rise every year.
Less Heating Repairs. Reduced repair costs is always a good thing. The fact that about 80% of the repairs that a heating system has done is due to neglected maintenance, is reason enough to have annual maintenance performed.
Furnace or Boiler Longevity. How long is a heating system supposed to last? The average lifespan of a typical gas furnace is about 15-30 years. It can last longer if you keep up with maintenance. Neglecting annual maintenance can cut the lifespan of your heating system in half!
Heating Unit Warranty. Many warranties that come with your heating system only remain valid if you can prove that you’ve had maintenance done every year. If you void your warranty, you will end up paying to repair or replace the system. That’s a lot of money and it will most likely occur at the worst possible time.
Annual Furnace & Boiler Heating Inspections, Tune Ups, Repairs & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
A heating inspection can keep your furnace or boiler running reliably and efficiently. We can detect and fix small problems before they escalate into big emergencies as we look specifically for malfunctions that can cause costly breakdowns during peak use. This is all designed to give you peace of mind knowing your furnace or boiler is operating safely and efficiently all winter long. Heating system manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician. Arranging to have your system inspection is easy when you give Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning a call. Do it today!