We are officially entering Autumn and for the Virginia Beach area that means cold weather is not far away.
So while you are enjoying the cool Fall weather now, don’t forget to get your heat pump or furnace ready for the coming winter. Here are the three most important reasons you should schedule an annual heating tune-up.
Heating Tune-Ups Ensure Safe Operation
Boilers and gas furnaces use a process that involves a flame and a combustible material (such as natural gas or oil) to create heat for your home. The fact that it involves a flame, however small, should tell you the importance of regular maintenance.
Heating systems without regular maintenance can be a safety concern to you and your family’s health. Incomplete combustion creates dangerous levels of carbon monoxide while small cracks in the heat exchanger can leak gas into your home.
A heating tune-up from a trusted professional will ensure your furnace, boiler or heat pump operates safely all winter long.
Heating Tune-Ups Improve Energy Efficiency
In addition to ensuring safe operation, a heating tune-up will improve the efficiency of your furnace, boiler or heat pump.
During the tune-up, your heating technician will clean important internal parts such as the burner and heat exchanger and confirm that there is proper airflow to your heater. These and other parts of the inspection and tune-up improve the energy efficiency of your furnace, heat pump or boiler.
Heating Tune-Ups Reduce Repairs
One of the most frustrating and inconvenient home problem is an unexpected heating repair in the middle of winter. A heating tune-up will help you avoid these trying situations by inspecting each vital part of your heater now, before your it is thrust into action.
Just like regular checkups and oil changes for your vehicles, heat pump, boiler and furnace tune-ups reduce repairs by keeping things in peak condition. They can also catch small problems before they turn into larger and more expensive repairs later.
Heating Tune-Ups Preserve Your Warranty
Most manufacturer’s warranties on heating systems require routine maintenance that is performed by a licensed professional. An annual heating tune-up should satisfy this requirement and preserve your warranty.
So don’t let the cooler Fall weather distract you from preparing your home and your furnace, heat pump or boiler for the coming cold with an annual heating tune-up.