While it may not be chilly outside just yet, it’s only a matter of time before cold weather is here to stay. Even though it may be difficult to think of using your heating system right now with the mild weather, be sure your unit is ready for the upcoming extreme temperatures.
Not sure who to turn to for a professional and comprehensive inspection of your heating system? There’s no need to worry. Oncourse Home Solutions has you covered with a Heating Maintenance Plan, which features a 20-point check of your system, including:
- Thorough cleaning and adjustment to burners and pilot light.
- Inspection of heat exchanger cells, blower assembly, and vents.
- Thermocouple replacement, if necessary.
- Comprehensive check of all safety features.
- Visual inspection of your water heater.
Benefits of routine heating maintenance
Longer lifespan: Routine maintenance may help prevent premature wear and tear on your system. A heating system that is well-maintained could potentially last 15-20 years, keeping your hard-earned money in your pocket for longer. Also, proper maintenance could prevent expensive repairs each season.
Improved indoor air quality: You should change your furnace filter on a routine basis. Not sure how often to change it? Check your unit’s owner’s manual. Generally, the filter should be replaced on a monthly basis during the peak of the heating season. Your filter’s job is to prevent dirt, dust, and allergens from circulating through your home. If the filter is dirty and full of dust, this restricts fresh air flow and could cause your system to overheat. Additionally, a heating professional will clean each vital component of your unit during your maintenance appointment, ensuring there isn’t an excessive amount of dust that will burn off and create a foul smell in your home.
Improved safety in your family’s home: A heating professional will be sure that everything in your system is safe and in good, working order during your maintenance check. If a problem is discovered, it can likely get taken care of before it results in a more serious issue. Your heating technician should also check to be sure you have working carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed.
Prevent a breakdown: Your family will depend heavily on this system for warmth and comfort during the winter. Preventative maintenance may help to prevent an untimely and costly breakdown when you need the unit the most.
Save energy and lower your utility bill: When your unit is properly maintained, it is running safely and efficiently, helping you to reduce your energy usage. Less energy means lower utility bills each month.
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