The Importance of Heater Maintenance

Autumn and winter are two of the coziest and most family-focused seasons of the year. While many will be getting their holiday gift lists ready and breaking out the fuzzy socks and flannels, one member of your family may be left in the cold — your HVAC system.

Is heating maintenance necessary?

Your heater keeps your home warm when the winter weather turns icy. If you have a brand new furnace, HVAC maintenance may not seem necessary. However, regular tune-ups have many benefits.

Lowers Your Heating Bills

One of the most immediate benefits of regular heater maintenance is that it causes your system to work more efficiently — saving you money in the long run. Whether due to normal wear and tear, accumulation of dust or debris, or a problem beginning to rear its head, if your system is struggling to heat your home, it has to work harder to achieve your desired temperature. By working harder, your system expends more energy, and even with all the extra effort, it may not reach the temperature you’ve set your thermostat to.

Regular maintenance allows all the components of your system to work effortlessly, heating your home at a fraction of the price.

Extends Your System’s Lifespan

Another major benefit of regular system maintenance is that pre-season tune-ups can actually lengthen the lifespan of your heating system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is anywhere from 10 to 15 years, depending on the model and when it was installed. Regular system maintenance will help your system reach closer to 15 years of age before needing a costly replacement.

During bi-annual tune-ups, your technician has two opportunities a year to spot any potential problems that may be beginning to blossom. Compared to only fixing problems once they require major repairs, and you’ve not only saved yourself time and money on said repairs, but your system is going to last longer overall!

Pre-season maintenance may seem like a luxury, but it’s really an investment in your home and your family’s comfort! Ready to schedule your heater maintenance? Contact Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. at (714) 695-5566 to speak to a member of our team!