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How Professional Maintenance Strengthens Your Heater for Winter

Posted on: September 19, 2016

The official start of fall is this week (the 22nd), and that marks the best time to call up our HVAC professionals and arrange for your home’s annual heating system maintenance. We recently wrote a post about why it’s a good idea to schedule this job early, as well as what the benefits it provides. We’d like to go into a bit more depth about those benefits in this post to show you how heating maintenance armors your heater to endure the winter.

What Maintenance Does for a Heater

  • Catches early signs of malfunctions: The first job of heating maintenance is to inspect the system and detect places where there are signs of trouble ahead. It’s much like a visit to a doctor. The technicians know what to look for: spots of corrosion, over-strained motors, wiring issues, etc. They can then help you arrange for whatever repairs will fix the trouble, and the heater will start the winter in good shape.
  • Lessens stress and wear: After the inspection to find potential malfunctions, the next step in maintenance is to adjust and tune-up the heater. This eliminates much of the wear and tear the unit has suffered over the last year. As a result, the heater will operate at higher energy efficiency, and you won’t be taken by surprise at steeper utility bills.
  • Extends the system lifespan: Another benefit of these adjustments and general tune-up is that the heating system will enjoy a longer service life. Keeping up with maintenance year after year is the best way to ensure that you receive a full return on your initial investment in the heating system.
  • Keeps it safe: This is most important for natural gas furnaces. Although modern gas furnaces are built with safety in mind, they require annual checks to keep them operating at their safest.

Sign up for preventive maintenance with Bud Matthews Services in Durham, NC today! We’re here for all your home service needs.

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