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Do You Need a Heater Tune-Up Every Year?

You’ve likely heard that you should schedule yearly maintenance for your heating system. But is this service really that important? And is it actually worth it?

Our team would say yes to both of those questions! Scheduling heat pump or furnace maintenance in Charlottesville, VA on a regular annual basis benefits you in the long run and can save time, money, and stress. We’ll explain more about the benefits of this service below but, if you haven’t done so already, we’d say that now is the time to schedule this service with Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning—before our calendar fills up!

Why Heater Maintenance Happens in the Fall

We advise getting maintenance during what we like the call “shoulder seasons” or the times of the year when it isn’t too hot or too cold. This is because these periods are when you’re more likely to be able to stay comfortable without active, ongoing use of your HVAC system. And your system needs to be off during maintenance and repairs. So, what better time to get this service done than before you will be relying on it regularly to keep your home livable?

Why Get a Tune-Up Each Year

Scheduling maintenance annually does offer you some worthwhile benefits. These include:

  • Better energy efficiency: Each year that your system goes without maintenance, it can lose up to 5% or more of its overall efficiency level, meaning you’ll pay more for less warmth. Maintenance can prevent this, keeping your energy bills manageable and your home comfortable.
  • Fewer repair risks: Maintenance is going to help prevent a wide range of repair needs that may pop up otherwise throughout the season. This is because maintenance helps prevent small problems from escalating into full repair needs. For example, clearing debris and dust that has settled in your heater prevents it from clogging burners or coating heating components and hindering the heating process which could lead to repairs via increased strain on the system.
  • Better system safety: No matter what type of heating system you have, you want to make sure that it is operating safely. Maintenance can help ensure that your heater will work effectively and safely throughout the winter. This is because this service can prevent repair needs that could become safety hazards or it can allow your technician to identify safety issues and address them before you start using your heater regularly.

These are just some of the benefits that maintenance can provide you. The catch here is that, in order to get these benefits, you need to keep your maintenance services 1) regular and 2) performed by a professional. Skipping a year lessens the returns of the service and working with an amateur or trying a DIY tune-up can create more problems than it solves.

Save yourself time and money and invest in your peace of mind by getting maintenance done on your heater by our team of pros.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Reach out to schedule your heater tune-up today before things get colder.

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