Early Maintenance Allows Homeowners to Get Heating Systems Ready for Fall and Winter
Although it may not feel like summer is coming to a close, the end of September marks the beginning of fall. For most homeowners, this means that the air conditioner will start getting less and less used, replaced instead by the occasional use of the heater or furnace to keep homes comfortable. And since the heater hasn’t seen much use over the summer months, the chances of something happening increase. Unless, of course, homeowners get a jump on fall maintenance to ensure smooth sailing during the cold months.
What Makes Heater Maintenance So Important?
HVAC systems aren’t delicate, but they cannot run forever without regular care and maintenance. Therefore, it’s important to get maintenance done twice a year — once in the spring, focusing on the AC, and once in the fall, focusing on the heater. Not only does maintenance ensure that the system runs smoothly, but it also carries some additional benefits that many homeowners overlook.
One of these major additional benefits is efficient operation. When a system is properly cared for by an HVAC professional, it helps ensure energy-efficient running all year round. And the biggest plus of having an efficient HVAC system is the money it saves the homeowner. It also helps prevent issues that can end up costing the homeowner money in the long run.
It’s Not Too Early To Worry About Heater Maintenance
Many people don’t think about fall heater maintenance until October or November. Then they’re disappointed when they find that everyone has had the same idea, and every HVAC company in town is swamped with calls. Unfortunately, waiting this long also increases the risk of a breakdown, which is why HVAC companies get very busy in these chilly months.
But even if homeowners don’t foresee using their heater for several more weeks, it won’t hurt to get the fall maintenance done early. Getting it done early ensures that homeowners can beat the rush that inevitably comes in October and November.
What’s Involved in Heater Maintenance?
- Checking all electrical connections
- Checking the heat exchanger
- Testing the blower motor
- Lubricating moving parts
- Checking the fan belt
These are just a few of the services professional HVAC companies offer in their fall maintenance. Homeowners that use an HVAC service to check their system enjoy peace of mind and lower heating bills. They also enjoy the warranties that many service companies offer for replacement parts and labor. This is why maintenance in late summer/early fall is always a good idea!
About Albert Nahman Services
For over 35 years, Albert Nahman Services has served Berkeley, CA, and the East Bay area. They are fully licensed and insured, plus they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every job. Contact Albert Nahman Services today for fall heater maintenance.