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Heating Maintenance: Yes, You Need It Every Fall

furnace-repair-technicianThere’s no denying fall has arrived. When the calendar turns to October and the store displays switch over to a Halloween theme, you know that it’s autumn—even if the weather hasn’t cooled down significantly yet.

But winter will arrive quicker than we can imagine (think of how fast the summer went past), so now is the time to turn your attention to having your heating system inspected and tuned-up, whether it’s a furnace, heat pump, or ductless heating system.

Do I actually need to have this done each year?

You might be thinking this, and we understand that there’s a lot going on during the fall and you don’t want to add just one more thing. But first of all, heating maintenance is actually easy. All it takes is contacting us and joining our Comfort Club, and you can get on the schedule for your vital heating maintenance. We’ll do the rest.

But back to the original point: professional heating maintenance is an annual necessity for a number of good reasons. The most important of all is safety. This is crucial if you use a gas-powered furnace, which is the most common type of heating system found in homes around the country. Gas furnaces are not “dangerous” appliances, provided they receive regular inspections and tune-ups. An important part of the technician’s job during maintenance is to find places where toxic gases might escape (such as cracks in the furnace’s heat exchanger) or combustion hazards start. Annual maintenance will see you have the safest possible heating system.

The next important reason heating systems require maintenance is to keep them reliable over the winter. What’s the last thing you want your heater to do on a cold January evening? Break down! The chance of something like this occurring, leaving you with an ice box for a house until assistance can arrive is to have any problems with the heater taken care of during the fall. Maintenance gives technicians a chance to find and correct those problems, as well as take care of the tune-up and cleaning tasks that also help fend off possible repairs. Around 85% of the repairs a heater may need during its service life are preventable thanks to maintenance.

Annual maintenance is an investment in saving money. The first way it does this is by keeping your heating system running at peak efficiency. You don’t have to pay more to operate the system because it’s running down or dirty. You also save money on all those repairs you won’t need that we mentioned above. Finally, maintenance helps a heater achieve the longest possible service life. There’s no greater expense for a heating system than to need to have it replaced years before it’s time. (And for many heaters, their warranty is voided if they don’t have yearly maintenance.)

We want you to enjoy the best heating in Raleigh, NC in your house. That’s why we offer the Comfort Club to deliver great regular maintenance. Our 25-point inspection keeps heaters running safely and reliably over the winter. The plan includes air conditioning maintenance in spring as well, plus other benefits like a 10% discount off any repairs.

Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. serves the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

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