3 Reasons To Schedule Your Annual Heating Tune-Up This Fall
Now that fall is in full swing, many homeowners out there are in full gear preparing their homes for the upcoming holidays and the oncoming winter season that's just around the corner. There is a lot that needs to be done around the house in order to prepare your home to ride out the winter, from making sure that your landscaping is properly tended to, to patching up any kind of damage the exterior of your home might have suffered in the preceding spring and summer months. With so much on your plate this fall between getting things in order around the house and coordinating things for the holidays, it can be somewhat easy for certain things to slip between the cracks, and in the case of your home's heating system, this can be especially problematic. Your heating system is going to be one of the most critical components of your entire home this coming winter, and while most professionals recommend that you have this system professionally tuned up at least once per year, the reality is that most homeowners don't actually do that. No one wants to get stuck in the middle of a cold winter night without a working heating system, and failing to invest in the proper maintenance for your system on a yearly basis is only going to make that nightmare scenario more and more likely as time goes on. Taking the time this fall to schedule your annual heating tune-up might just be one of the best investments you make in your home this year for a number of reasons. To help highlight why the fall months are such a great time to take care of your yearly heating maintenance, our team of heating professionals at Innovative Air Solutions have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope will help.
Reduce The Likelihood Of Breakdowns
The winters up here in New York can get pretty brutal, and the last thing that you want is to wake up in the middle of the night freezing because your heating system shut off and won't come back on. Most heating system breakdowns in the winter are the direct result of a lack of maintenance, making it extremely important to ensure that you are investing in the regular care you need to keep your system going strong. During the course of your heating tune-up, our team of professionals will give your system a thorough inspection, ensure that everything is tight and in good working order, and make sure there are no lingering issues that might lead to more trouble down the road. The amount of money you spend on a fall tune-up for your heating system is a pittance compared to what you would have to spend on emergency repairs if something were to break down this winter.
Extend The Life Of Your System
Like all other mechanical devices, your heating system has a finite lifespan, usually between ten and fifteen years, depending on how well it has been maintained in that time. Investing in annual fall tune-ups for your system is a great way to make sure that the lifespan of your system reaches closer to that fifteen years, and that your system is able to continue performing its job like it should during that time. In addition, investing in regular maintenance is also necessary for preserving your manufacturer's warranty in most cases. Most warranties have a stipulation in them that your system needs to be professionally serviced at least once per year in order to keep the warranty valid. Taking the time to have this service performed to keep your warranty intact will give you great peace of mind in knowing that you will be covered in the event that anything unforeseen happens to your system before it's time is up.
Lower Your Energy Costs
During the winter months, your heating costs are likely going to make up nearly half of your energy costs. Keeping your home comfortable during the colder months of the year is important, and we believe that you shouldn't have to spend a fortune doing so. Getting an annual heating tune-up for your system in the fall will ensure that your system has everything it needs to run as efficiently as possible this winter, keeping your home warm and cozy and your energy bills as low as possible.