Posted: May 17, 2018
We know, your home heating system is probably the last thing on your mind now that we’re finally seeing some warmer weather here in southern Maine and New Hampshire.
But spring is actually an ideal time to think about your furnace or boiler – and more importantly, it’s the perfect time to take action on some of the things you’ve been putting off that will ensure your cold-weather comfort when the time comes.
Here are three things you can do for your heating system in the pre-summer weeks to come:
1. Get a tune-up – We’ve said it before on this blog: spring is the best time for a heating system tune-up. “Shoulder” seasons (early spring and early fall) are usually the best time to get a convenient appointment from a qualified technician – folks who are in high demand during the coldest and hottest months.
The other advantage of getting a springtime heating tune-up is that it gives you the luxury of time: if your system has a problem that takes a few days to fix, it’s not as much of an inconvenience to your family, since you’re not relying on your heating system for your comfort or safety.
2. Clean your system – After the winter we just had, your heating equipment is probably pretty dirty and dusty right about now; rather than leaving that grime on the delicate moving parts of your equipment for six months, it’s a good idea to give your system a once-over as part of your spring cleaning chores.
Spring is the perfect time for a quick heating system inspection, too: check for obvious fuel leaks, a blocked flue or any other major issues. A professional duct cleaning could also be a great investment in advance of the cooling season to come.
3. Upgrade – Spring is without a doubt the best time to upgrade your heating system –prices are typically at their lowest of the year, good installation technicians are readily available, and you’re not under any weather-borne pressure to get your heating equipment installed.
If your heating system is more than 10 years old, a high efficiency heating equipment upgrade could make a big and immediate difference in your energy bills, helping you to save 30 percent or more every month your system is up and running. That’s enough to offset the cost of the upgrade in just a few years, while giving you better performance and more warranty coverage in the meantime.
Now is the perfect time to get a jump on your fall and winter comfort for 2018-19! Contact P. Gagnon & Son today for expert heating system service – or for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a new heating system for your Southern Maine or New Hampshire home!