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Heating Maintenance Keeps Repair Needs at Bay

furnace-repairsWhen you need your heater, you need your heater. You don’t need us to tell you that it can get extremely cold around here during the winter season. When you fire up that heater of yours, you want to know for certain that it is going to perform precisely as it ought to. Unfortunately for all of us, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. At some point, you are eventually going to run into a problem requiring professional heating repairs.

Now, there is no way to make your heater completely reliable, but that does not mean all is lost. Why not? Because you can certainly keep your heating repairs in Washington, DC to a bare minimum. No, you cannot eliminate the risk of heating problems entirely, but we can help you to do the next best thing. How? All you have to do is schedule annual heating maintenance. Then leave the rest to the pros on our staff. 

I’m Handy, I’ll Just Do It On My Own

Famous last words. It does not matter how handy you are, or how hard your work ethic. If you want your heater to function properly,  then it needs to be tuned up on an annual basis by trained, experienced professionals. This is in no way a job for amateurs. Mostly.

There is one important maintenance task you can handle on your own, and that is changing your air filter. Your air filter is going to need to be changed regularly, typically every 1 to 3 months, in order for your furnace or heat pump to function at peak efficiency and performance levels. Just about every other maintenance task must be handled professionally. These include the following …

  • Measuring amperage and voltage
  • Testing all electrical connections
  • Cleaning burners/elements, or coils in heat pumps
  • Cleaning condensate drain pan and drain line in heat pumps
  • Lubricating all moving parts
  • Checking safety devices
  • Checking thermostat settings
  • Checking the blower wheel

… and more.

Is It Really Worth It?

Without a doubt. Routine maintenance comes at a very manageable expense, and taking advantage of our maintenance program makes it even more affordable and even simpler. The benefits of routine heating maintenance are just too great to overlook.

As mentioned in the title of the post, it helps to keep repair needs at bay. This is due to the fact that a well-maintained system will be less likely to break down,  but also because maintenance visits are a great opportunity for your technicians to discover problems early on. Your system will also operate as efficiently as possible when it is kept in great working condition, and nobody wants to be paying more than they should have to in order to heat their homes.

Scheduling annual heating maintenance will help you to keep your system up and running for as long as possible, too. Don’t wind up with a system in need of premature replacement. Instead, schedule professional heating maintenance with us, and enjoy all that this vital service entitles you to.

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