All mechanical systems need maintenance. Whether it’s your car, a well pump, or your household HVAC system, there are no exceptions. When it comes to your furnace, heating contractors generally recommend scheduling annual maintenance to get the best performance. During these heating system “tuneups,” you can expect a thorough inspection of system components, lubrication, adjustments, cleaning, re-tightening of various connections—and other seemingly small tasks that actually go a long way.
Here are the main benefits of yearly maintenance:
Higher Efficiency: It’s normal for mechanical systems to lose efficiency as they age; this is particularly true of cooling and heating systems. But what you can control is the rate at which this happens. With annual maintenance, you’ll slow the rate at which your furnace loses efficiency and enjoy higher performance all around. You’ll also enjoy lower electric bills.
Fewer Breakdowns: Few things are worse than experiencing a furnace breakdown in the middle of a frigid winter night. However, it is absolutely preventable: During annual maintenance, your heating contractors will pinpoint and remedy all small issues before they have a chance to escalate into bigger ones—resulting in fewer unexpected equipment failures.
Longer Equipment Life Span: With decent care and maintenance, your equipment will meet or even exceed its projected life span. Conversely, commercial or residential heating equipment that hasn’t been maintained will barely reach its expected life span. So to get the most out of your initial investment, don’t neglect to call in the experts once a year.
If you’re due for heating maintenance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with H & N Plumbing, Heating & Electrical. They specialize in residential and commercial heating, plumbing, and electrical jobs throughout the Fennimore, WI, area, and have been in business since 1958. To request a quote, call (888) 822-3258. More information about their services is available on their website.