You haven’t put a lot of thought into the condition of your heating system lately—and we understand! Temperatures have rarely dropped low enough to even consider turning on the heater this season, and you might be hoping that summer stretches on just a little longer than the forecast calls for. We hope so too—but even so, it’s important to schedule maintenance for your furnace long before you need it.
We’re here to prove it to you. Regular maintenance takes away a lot of the stresses homeowners have to deal with in the winter. Learn why you should schedule a professional heating system tune-up as early as possible. Today, we address your maintenance questions and concerns!
Do I Really NEED Maintenance?
It’s possible your furnace will get through the winter without a maintenance session—but it will most likely be worse for the wear. Maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your heating system! When a technician completes a tune-up and inspection (followed up by any recommended services afterwards), your system improves in more ways than one.
- Wear and tear to the system is reduced, potentially extending its lifespan in the long term.
- You may not have to make any repairs throughout the winter.
- Your energy bills are likely to be reduced when your heater is in better shape.
What If My Heater Is Still New?
Of course, a brand-new heater should have received the service it needed at the time of installation. But many people believe that if they’ve had a heater for 1 year, 3 years, or even 5 years, it doesn’t need to get any service.
Even heaters that were installed one year ago can benefit greatly from service. First of all, some warranties are only valid if you have regular maintenance. Second, it minimizes wear and tear, reducing the chances of a sudden breakdown and potentially increasing the life of the system.
But It’s Way Too Soon!
Trust us, we know the weather is nowhere near what it will be in the winter, when we want to blast our heating systems all day—every day. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared! And the sooner, the better.
A complete inspection of the heating equipment may reveal that there is a repair you need before you can expect to run the heater safely. That gives you plenty of time to schedule that repair, so you’re not stuck dealing with that as you shiver in waiting for an emergency heating repair.
No Thank You. I’d Like to Save Money
Of course it will cost money to have a technician come in and maintain your equipment. However, in the long run, it will save you money. Catching problems early means saving on emergency heating repair and the accrual of wear and tear that can cause a system to fail early. Plus, there’s the decrease in your energy and fuel costs the longer you keep up with a regular maintenance schedule.
Contact GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc to learn about our maintenance program! We service all brands of heating equipment in Grand Rapids, MI.