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Heating System Tune-ups: 5 Reasons People Don’t Get Them

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Don’t let these excuses lead to a breakdown!

Has your home’s heating system had its annual maintenance tune-up this year?

If not, now is the time to do it before heating season begins in earnest here in the Seacoast region.

For many of our HVAC customers, plain old procrastination is why they have gone so long this year without scheduling their heating system tune-up.

But there are others out there who don’t plan on doing it at all. They have reasons, but those reasons are not well thought-out. Let’s run through five of them.

“It got a tune-up before last heating season.”

That will not help if you ever need to use your heating system’s manufacturer’s warranty. Most of these warranties stipulate that there be annual, professional maintenance performed on it for the warranty to remain in effect.

“It worked just fine last year.”

Taking care of your furnace or boiler is like taking care of your car. Just because your car is running fine doesn’t mean you don’t have to change the oil or get the tires rotated regularly, right?

An annual maintenance tune-up keeps your heating system running not only efficiently but safely.

“I don’t want to spend the money.”

We get it. Times are tough. Spending money may be hard right now. But skipping annual maintenance now means you’ll end up spending money later, and possibly a lot more than you would have if you had gotten the tune-up. Regular professional maintenance helps your furnace or boiler run at its best possible efficiency, meaning you’ll save on energy costs. And it also lets our service technicians spot and fix small problems that would lead to breakdowns and big repair bills if left unfixed.

Want to save on your heating maintenance costs? Enroll in one of our service plans! Not only is your annual tune-up covered, but so are many repairs!

“I can just get a guy in if there’s a problem.”

Let’s say you skip the tune-up. Your furnace or boiler could break down in the middle of a cold snap, or during a nor’easter (we’re supposed to have a snowy winter, by the way). You’ll have to wait longer for service because of increased demand.

“I change the air filters, so it’ll be fine.”

Changing your air filters is a great way to keep your heating system running properly. But it’s nowhere near enough. A furnace or boiler has a lot of moving parts which need professional attention and service.

Contact us to schedule your home heating system’s annual tune-up! While you’re at it, ask us about our equipment service plans!