5 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Your Heating System
To help get you through the cold Puyallup winter, you deserve a heating system that works flawlessly. Although there are several factors that contribute to the proper operation of a heating system, the most important factor is regular preventative maintenance. Unfortunately, many people ignore this crucial aspect of owning a heating system, resulting in high heating bills, an uncomfortable home and premature replacement. That’s why at Expert Air Control, we want to give you five good reasons to keep your heating system maintained.
1. More Consistent Comfort
When you’re using your heating system, you don’t want to end up with hot and cold spots around your home. One way to prevent this from happening is to ensure that your heating system operates for the correct amount of time. During preventative maintenance, a technician from Expert Air Control will check your thermostat to ensure that it is registering the temperature correctly.
One of our technicians will also clean the burner on your gas furnace so that it produces warmer air to increase the temperature in various cold spots. If you really want to improve your heating system’s consistency, you can have your ducts cleaned by Expert Air Control. This will ensure that equal amounts of warm air are delivered throughout your home.
2. Less Chance of a Breakdown
A poorly maintained heating system is at a much higher risk of a breakdown than a heating system that is maintained on a regular schedule. That’s because small problems can get worse until they affect the operation of the heating system.
Since a breakdown is most likely to occur when you’re putting the highest demand on your heating system, you could lose your heating system when you need it most. If you can catch problems early, though, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever experience a total breakdown.
3. Lower Utility Costs
Another great perk of keeping your heating system maintained is lower utility costs. A clean, well-lubricated and properly adjusted heating system can achieve and maintain the optimal temperature with much less effort. For example, one task that technicians from Expert Air Control complete during maintenance is to lubricate the spindles on the blower fan. When this fan is able to rotate freely, it puts less strain on the motor, resulting in lower energy usage.
During maintenance, a technician can also determine if your system might be in need of replacement. At some point, every system will need to be replaced. When that time comes, prolonging the inevitable will only lead to higher utility costs.
4. Longer Lifespan
Although a heating system is a worthwhile investment, it’s still fairly expensive. This means that you want your current heating system to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, a poorly maintained heating system may not even make it to its expected lifespan of 15 years.
On the other hand, a well-maintained heating system can last for 20 years or longer, adding precious time to allow you to budget for a new heating system. Plus, since many components on a heating system can be economically replaced, you may be able to stretch the lifespan of your heating system even longer simply by keeping it maintained.
5. Lower Risk
A heating system isn’t something to play around with. Given the significant amounts of gas or electricity involved, a problem with your heating system could result in a home emergency. Fortunately, preventative maintenance from Expert Air Control greatly reduces any risk that a heating system might pose.
When a technician cleans your burner, for example, it greatly reduces the risk of a carbon monoxide release. When electrical connections are tightened and tested, it significantly reduces the chance of a short that could lead to an electrical fire. While heating systems do have built-in safety mechanisms to help keep you and your family safe, there’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes from having your heating system professionally inspected and maintained.
Available for All Your Maintenance Needs
At Expert Air Control, we are always available for any heating system maintenance needs that you may have. We can also take care of the repair and installation of heating systems and air conditioners. In addition, we offer duct cleaning, duct sealing, electric work and many other home services to Puyallup residents. Our promptness and flexibility have earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information about the benefits of having your furnace maintained, give us a call at Expert Air Control today.