You may not be thinking about your heater right now, but it’s the best time of year to be doing so! This is the time of year your AC is probably going full blast, but your heater is sitting completely idle.
After months of being turned off, it’s going to take quite a bit of stress for it to run the first time you need to use it. That is actually the time your heater is at its most vulnerable, simply because it has sat unused and like any machine it’s built to run and not sit.
When a machine sits, it gets dirty easier, it doesn’t stay lubricated, and it gets more vulnerable to moisture. All these things are part of what make it worse to let a machine sit. While manufacturers know this and can’t do much about it, they always advise you to be sure to have your expensive machinery serviced regularly. That includes times when the machine is off.
Reading an HVAC manual isn’t fun for anyone other than an HVAC pro (smile), so it’s understandable how many homeowners miss this important information. Nine times out of ten, and owner won’t realize their heater needs attention even when it’s off. Or that the best time to get it done, the most important time, is prior to turning it on again for the heating season.
You want to be sure a tune up is done before you turn the heater on during the first cold snap. Otherwise, your heater could breakdown and cause you serious costs for repair. A tune up is extremely inexpensive, especially when it provides you with the best chance to have a great working system all throughout the year.
Getting a tune up for your heater is easy, but getting a replacement isn’t. Heating tune ups are especially important for units that are more than a few years old. The older your heater gets and the more time that goes by without cleaning and tuning up, the more it’s at risk for failure.
It won’t be long until we’re hammered with requests for heating repairs, which is one of the biggest reasons you need to ensure yours will work well when you and everyone else in the area needs to use it. You don’t want to have to spend those first few days with a heater that doesn’t work. And you sure don’t want to risk it failing on you in the dead cold of our Minnesota winters.
If you trust in us, we’ll ensure your heating furnace, boiler, heat pump, mini split ductless system, or gas, oil, or electric heater is in the best shape possible. Our tune up services are available any time of year, and should be done about twice a year before you’re needing to switch over to heating or cooling.
All you need to do is give us a call and we’ll take great care of you! We also have 24/7 emergency service with the quickest response around. That’s what makes our services at Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning the most favored in Minnesota!