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Time to Get Your Heater Checked

heating-maintenance-inspectionLabor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while we likely have a number of hot days still in front of us, the cooler temperatures of fall will be here before we know it. Before that happens, it pays to get a trained technician out to your house for regular fall maintenance for your heater. It could make a big difference when it comes to keeping your home comfortable this fall.

What Is Regular Fall Maintenance?

Maintenance is essentially a tune-up for your heating system: a chance to let the technician look it over and address any issues that may be affecting its performance. If there’s a problem that can be easily correcting—a worn bolt, say, or a clogged filter—the technician can address it as part of the service. If more extensive repairs are called for, the technician can schedule the repairs with you at a time when it’s most convenient. We usually recommend maintenance once a year at the beginning of fall: Labor Day makes the ideal reminder to set it up.

How Does This Benefit Me?

They may not sound like a whole lot, but regular maintenance tune-ups and inspections can make a huge difference in your heater’s ability to do its job. More specifically, they provide three viable benefits:

  1. Improved Efficiency. Little problems like loose bolts and clogged burners can have a huge effect on your heater’s ability to do its job: slowing it down and forcing it to use a great deal of unnecessary energy to warm the house. Not only does that raise your monthly bills, but it increases strain on the other components, which in turn increases the risk of a more serious breakdown in the future. A maintenance session can take care of those little issues, saving you money on your monthly bills and safeguarding against a breakdown in the future.
  2. Easier Repairs. In the event more repairs are needed, routine maintenance lets you get an early jump on them before they create a full-bore breakdown. That means you can schedule maintenance at a point that is convenient to you, instead of having to rearrange your schedule to cope with an emergency breakdown. It also tends to make repairs less expensive, since the damage won’t have as much time to spread and it can be treated before you need to run your heater on a routine basis.
  3. Longevity. When applied once a year on a regular basis, heating maintenance can help extend the life of your heating system a great deal. That care and attention cuts down on the effects of wear and tear, helping your system last longer and do its job with greater reliability. In many cases, it can extend the life of the heating system well beyond the expiration of the warranty: adding months or even years of reliable use before requiring a replacement.

For quality heating maintenance throughout the Prairie Village, KS area, call on the professionals at MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling today to make an appointment!

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