Hopefully, you’ve already had maintenance done for your heater this year. It’s recommended that you have this service done at least once a year—twice a year if you have heat pump. If you are one of the many homeowners that has a furnace, though, then once a year is sufficient, but it’s imperative that you not skip this appointment.
The safety risks involved with older furnaces are not as large of a concern today, as modern furnaces are much more advanced than those of the past. However, there is still at least a small chance of carbon monoxide leaks with gas-powered furnaces, and fire hazards if you have an electric-powered heating system. Fortunately, all it takes is one maintenance appointment—and inherent inspection—a year to make sure that your furnace is ready to perform effectively and safely this winter. Continue reading
There are a wide variety of advantages to using a boiler to heat your home and keep warm through even the coldest of winters, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about maintenance for this system.
Boilers do need fewer repairs than other heating systems such as furnaces and heat pumps, since they require a small number of mechanical parts, however that does not make them immune to problems. Keep reading to learn about some of the more common issues that your boiler can run into without proper preventive maintenance. Continue reading
There’s no denying that winter time brings some pretty cold temperatures. And even though winter is still a long ways off, the official start of fall is in just a few days, which means it’s time to start thinking about furnace maintenance. The best time to schedule this service is well before you will need your heating system on a regular basis, making now the perfect time to do so.
Scheduling furnace maintenance ahead of time means that you’ll have a peace of mind when temperatures do begin to decline further and you need your heating system to be in the best shape possible. Read on to learn 3 reasons you should schedule furnace maintenance before the cold weather hits. Continue reading
With the weather not even dipping below 60 degrees at night, it may seem too early to start thinking about your heater. In fact, you’re probably still using your cooling system on quite a regular basis. However, the best time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system is before you are going to need to use it, therefore making now the best time to schedule your appointment.
Routine preventive maintenance ensures that your heating system runs more efficiently. It also reduces the risk of huge emergency repairs later on down the line. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous benefits that this service offers. Continue reading
Is it ever a good idea to skip air conditioning maintenance? The short answer is no! Even when one small component of your air conditioner isn’t functioning as it should, it can negatively impact your entire system. Within your system there are a number of electrical components, motors, coils, refrigerant, and more to help you stay cool.
One commonly overlooked part of your AC system though that should never be ignored is its air filter. Your air conditioner needs a clean and effective air filter in order to operate at its peak. And changing your air filter is a task you can and should do on your own, at least every 3 months—more if your home contains significant pet dander and/or cigarette smoke. Continue reading
With your heating and cooling costs accounting for half of your monthly utilities, it’s only natural that you want to find ways to save money. One way to do this is by scheduling routine maintenance. Doing so allows HVAC contractors to get in and inspect your system. At this time they will be able to spot small problems before they become bigger issues. This could potentially increase the lifespan of your AC and help it perform more efficiently throughout its entire lifecycle. But what actually occurs during your HVAC maintenance appointment? Continue reading