Your heating system, including heaters, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and HVAC systems need to have annual maintenance performed on them. During this annual maintenance, your unit is cleaned, oiled and lubricated, has the filters replaced and is inspected to ensure it is working correctly. If you are wondering when you should schedule your service, late summer and early fall is a great time to get your unit maintained. Here are a few of the reasons why.
Gets Your Unit Ready for the Winter Season
The biggest benefit to having your heating system inspected, maintained and repaired in the late spring or early fall is that it helps to get your unit ready for the winter season. When winter hits, you want to make sure your unit is ready to go. If it isn't it may be unable to leave your home, which can leave you in the cold. The unit has all the maintenance it needs to work properly when the cold temperatures hit.
Helps Improve the Efficiency of Your Heater
Another benefit to having your heating unit inspected and maintained prior to winter is that it helps to improve the efficiency of the heater. Your heater can be filled with dirt, dust and debris that collects on and in the unit when it is not in use. Unfortunately, thanks to rain and the sun, these items can become caked on these parts. When you turn your unit on, it requires more energy to turn and operate because these parts are heavier. Having your unit cleaned helps to ensure the unit operates as efficiently as possible when you turn it on this winter.
Gives a Company Time to Make Needed Repairs
The last benefit to having your heating system inspected, maintained and repaired in the late summer and early fall is that it gives a heating company time to make any repairs that may be needed. If you wait until winter hits and find out that your unit is not operating, repair companies are often bogged down by other customers who have done the same. And not all parts for all units are always in stock. If a part needs to be ordered, you may be without heat for a few days. Having your unit inspected and subsequently repaired helps to prevent you from being without a heater when you most need it.
If you need to have your heating system inspected, maintained or repaired, let Furnace Doctors in Little Canada, MN help. We are heating and cooling specialists who can help with all of your heating and cooling needs. This includes furnace, heating, air conditioning and HVAC services and repairs. We also offer filter replacement on all of your heating and cooling devices and indoor air quality testing. Fall is just around the corner, so call to schedule maintenance services for your heating system today.