New England winters can be extreme. If your heating system breaks down during a blizzard or Nor’easter, it can range from being uncomfortable to dangerous. It’s not always possible to prevent heating system breakdowns in winter storms, but the best way to prepare your home is a seasonal check-up.
Here are four reasons why you should prepare your home heating system for winter.
1. Prevent System Failure
Regular seasonal maintenance for your home heating system prevents system failure. It does this by making sure dirt and debris don’t get into the system causing blockages. Regular maintenance prevents such debris from entering and wearing down parts that keep the system running smoothly.
2. Protect Your Household
Regular maintenance for your home’s heater is not just about keeping your family warm–it’s about keeping your family safe.
If you have a gas furnace in your home, it produces a tiny amount of Carbon Monoxide. This is harmless when vented outside your home. However, if your furnace is dirty your heating system will produce more CO and may have a harder time venting it outside. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea and even death.
Avoid this by getting regular furnace maintenance to check for dirt, grime, and CO leaks.
3. Control Your Energy Bills
Regular maintenance also keeps your energy bills low. The dirtier your heating system is, the harder it has to work to do its job. The harder it works, the more energy it uses, and the more you pay every month. If you notice your utility costs have been climbing, have Evolved mechanical check it out.
4. Validate Manufacturer’s Warranty
Keeping your home heating system well-maintained is key to keeping your Manufacturer’s Warranty valid. If you don’t have regular maintenance done by a licensed professional, your Manufacturer Warranty may not cover a future breakdown.
Stay warm, keep your family safe, and save money. Schedule your home heating system’s annual maintenance with Evolved Mechanical today!