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Heating Maintenance Helps You in These 3 Ways

It might be the middle of the winter, but it is never too early or too late to schedule routine maintenance for your heating unit. Major problems start as minor ones, and minor problems can spring up simply because they are overlooked for a period of time. The easiest way to avoid any problems at all is to have an HVAC professional perform regular maintenance on the unit.

We want to share the three main reasons you want to have routine maintenance. We offer this service because it provides incredible benefits for you and your home comfort system.

The Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Here is what you need to know about the benefits of heating maintenance in Brandon, MS.

  1. Lower energy bills. If your system has problems, those problems are going to cost you money in both repairs and utility bills. A smooth-running heating unit is a system that is running efficiently and that there is little to no excess strain put on the parts or motor. Maintenance improves system efficiency, helping you keep your bills low.
  2. Longer system lifespan. You wouldn’t drive your car and skip oil changes and engine maintenance, would you? The car would break down and the repair bills would be enormous. The same is true of your heating system. Regular maintenance keeps the system in optimal working order so that the wear and tear on the parts is limited and the lifespan of the system is extended, saving you money in the long run.
  3. Avoid breakdown and repairs. Sometimes, it takes a professional to find the small problem that is on its way to becoming a bigger problem. With regular maintenance, a heating professional can ensure that your system is in good working order for years to come. Of course, sometimes the problems are obvious, and those are the times you should call a professional immediately:
    • There is always going to be some operational noise, but any excessive banging, clanging or grinding could be a warning sign of an issue.
    • If you or members of your family are coughing or sneezing, you’ll want to make sure that your system has a clean filter, but it wouldn’t hurt to have someone come in to take a look and make sure it’s not a more destructive issue.
    • Don’t ignore a lack of warm air. Many people will rationalize the fact that parts of their homes are not receiving warm air. Or perhaps it is cold air coming up through the vents when the heat is on.
    • If you hear that the system starts up, then shuts down, only to repeat the cycle over and over again, that is a sign that there is a problem with the heating unit.
    • The pilot light on a gas-powered furnace should always burn blue. Any other color—red, orange, yellow, etc.—means that there are contaminants in the system. It could be rust, or it could be something more harmful. The best thing to do is have a professional in to have a look at what is wrong.

Remember, it’s not too late! Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule a tune-up for your heater today.

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