When short days start to become longer and the winter wind turns to a spring time breeze, your heater begins to get a break. Once out of sight and out of mind, your heater will likely be neglected. Then, when the leaves turn color and you pull out your jacket again, you will want your heater up and running.
The trouble with switching your heater off in spring and forgetting it is that heaters need maintenance. To prepare your heater for spring, schedule an appointment with an HVAC professional.
When To Schedule A Heater Tune-Up
On cold days, the value of a heater is priceless. In-home heating is essential for keeping you warm, healthy, and safe in frigid times. Often, heaters have to work hard through the colder months, leading to normal wear and tear.
Don’t wait until your heater stops working on a snow day to ensure the system is in proper working order. Schedule a time annually each spring for an HVAC professional to come tune up your heater. That way, come colder weather, you won’t be at risk for heater repairs or emergencies.
Why Spring Is The Best Time For Service
You may be tempted to wait until summer or fall to schedule your heater tune-up. Don’t wait. In the summer, you will likely be paying the bills for a home cooling system. If your heating unit is also an air conditioning unit, it is especially important to have the system cared for during the “off-season” of spring.
Come fall, HVAC professionals are often overbooked with heating system maintenance and repairs. Spring is the best time for service because HVAC professionals tend to have more time slots available. You may also have a little extra money for home air system costs since neither the heater not the air conditioning are likely to be on often.
What Your Heater Needs Annually
Since heaters tend to be on frequently and for long periods of time during harsh cold weather spells, they can easily be overworked and in need of a tune-up. Annual tune-up appointments ensure that any wear and tear from the winter is addressed before it is cold out again.
During a tune-up and inspection appointment, an HVAC professional will likely:
- Check for any damage to your heater
- Replace old or worn down parts
- Inspect the system
- Replace the filter
- Clean the unit to be sure it is in good working order
- Assess any potential risks or inefficiencies and offer solutions
It can be problematic for an HVAC professional to have to make adjustment and repairs like these in the summer, fall, or winter. Avoid the inconvenience by having this done ahead of time.
To reduce the risk of your system being damaged or working improperly, ask your local HVAC professional for tips on keep the system clean yourself. Sometimes this sort of do-it-yourself maintenance is as simple as dusting or vacuuming air ducts.
Heating System Tune-up Trenton NJ
Contact your local HVAC professional, like Princeton Heating & Air Conditioning, to make a springtime appointment today. Your home air system will be better for it, just in time to enjoy the warmer weather that comes with summer.
Princeton Heating & Air Conditioning has been in business since the 196os. Since then, we have become known for being one of the most trusted and skilled HVAC companies in the Trenton, NJ area. We offer heater repair, heater maintenance, HVAC installations, and much more. We also deliver heating oil to residential and commercial properties. Our technicians are NATE-certified and therefore, they have extensive knowledge and experience to work on all different makes and models. We are among the few providers in NJ to hold a Carrier Presidents Award Dealer distinction. For a list of services that we offer, click here. Be sure to call us and speak with one of our comfort specialists today.
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