This year, as temperatures finally start to drop, you may be excited to flip the thermostat’s switch into heating mode. After all, it was an incredibly warm summer, and the changing of the seasons can be exciting.
However, if you don’t schedule service for your heating system this year, you might be in for trouble. A furnace or heat pump that doesn’t get the proper maintenance may not be very reliable as temperatures continue to drop.
We recommend that every furnace or heat pump receives service from a professional technician once a year before the weather gets severe. Here’s why we think you should avoid using your heating system until you schedule maintenance services.
It Could Be Unsafe
Although today’s heating systems are safer than they’ve ever been before, there is the possibility of a failure within the system that allows carbon monoxide to leak into the home, or that can present an electrical hazard.
During a maintenance appointment, a technician should give a thorough look over your heater to see whether or not there are components of the system that put your home and family at risk. If so, they’ll let you know so that you can repair or replace the heating system before it becomes a problem.
It Might Cost a Lot to Operate
When you use a heating system that has not yet been maintained, it can have some pretty major repair issues that cause the unit to run inefficiently. If something is in need of repair, you may not know about it as you start to run the furnace or heat pump. But later, when it gets even colder, you might have to make multiple repairs and pay emergency repair costs.
Besides, the higher cost of operating a heater with worn-down components is not worth waiting to schedule service. Get an inspection and tune-up before the heating season and you’re looking at lower costs throughout the season.
If you’re in the Broxton, GA area, call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for heating maintenance services today. We want to help you stay comfortable throughout the year!