Is Routine Heating Maintenance Important?

Skipping Your Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up Can Have Costly Results

hvac tune upIt’s natural to put off yearly appointments. Whether it’s an annual physical, a dental cleaning, or a car inspection—we have all groaned at the prospect of having to take an hour more out of our lives.

But all those routine check-ins are essential, and so is getting your yearly heating system tune-up.

Your home’s boiler or furnace should receive routine service from a certified technician at least once a year to ensure everything is functioning correctly and address any performance, efficiency, or safety issues. At Poore’s Propane and Oil, all our Priority Plus Service Plans include a yearly tune-up.

Here are some key benefits of getting an annual heating tune-up:

Your Equipment Will Operate Safely & Effectively

As part of any annual service, the technician will perform a carbon monoxide test and inspect your equipment’s safety controls and wiring.

A tune-up will also improve the air quality in your home. Dust, soot, and sediment can all collect in your equipment over time and can end up circulating into your living space. Annual maintenance will clean out this debris and keep your indoor air quality on point.

You’ll Lower Your Monthly Energy Costs

Regular maintenance visits are an opportunity for technicians to check the calibration of your thermostat, measure combustion efficiency, clean filters, and test blowers and motors. The result is a boiler or furnace that runs more efficiently and needs to burn less fuel to keep your family warm.

The energy efficiency savings you’ll experience can quickly defray the cost of your tune-up or service plan!

Your Equipment Will Last Longer

A lower fuel budget won’t be the only savings you’ll experience when you arrange an annual tune-up.

The moderate cost of standard maintenance is nothing compared to an expensive repair, but four out of five repairs could be prevented with regular maintenance. The technician that inspects your equipment will be able to catch issues early and prevent repairs down the line. This proactive care also extends your equipment’s life expectancy. You can get the most out of your home comfort investment!

You’ll Comply with Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

Most manufacturers will only honor their warranty if you get an annual tune-up. So, it’s imperative that you don’t skip service. Otherwise, you might end up on the hook for a costly repair that your manufacturer would otherwise have covered.

Whether you heat your home with a boiler or furnace, the HVAC professionals at Poore’s can perform a rigorous inspection and tune-up to ensure it’s working at peak performance before the winter arrives.

The early fall is a great time to arrange your annual heating system service! You can beat the winter rush and have full confidence in your equipment going in the cold weather seasons. Contact us to schedule service today.