The short answer to this is, “yes.”
We understand, temperatures in Orange County have just barely started to cool down, and we’re likely to still have a few decent Fall heat waves. But if last winter was any indication, chilly temperatures are nothing to contend with, without an efficient and effective heating system in place.
There are many things you can do to prepare your home for the heating season, even if it’s brief in our parts. One of the best things you can do, is to go ahead and ensure your heater receives the maintenance it needs. Keep reading and learn why heating maintenance is so important to the health of your system, and why it’s imperative that you get it done before you need your heater on a daily basis.
The Importance of Professional Heating Maintenance
Many of the problems that can negatively impact your heating system are the kind you won’t even notice until they’ve caused a fair amount of damage. This is why you never want to wait too long for the symptoms of a problem to show up before you address them. The best way to deal with a heating system problem without waiting for symptoms to just start showing up is with preventive maintenance.
This gives your professional HVAC technician the chance to closely examine the system and isolate any troubles that may be developing. These problems can be repaired before they have the opportunity to grow into much bigger emergencies. In fact, routine preventive maintenance can lessen the odds of a serious problem by 90% while increasing your system’s energy efficiency by as much as 40%.
Having maintenance done consistently can end up saving you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of your system. If you want to get the most out of your preventive maintenance, however, you need to be consistent about scheduling it each year.
Why We Recommend Fall for Your Heating Maintenance Appointment
The time of the year you schedule preventive maintenance for your heater has an effect on how effective this service is. We typically recommend Fall as the best time to have this service done, for a number of reasons. First off, it ensures that your heater is in the best shape possible before it’s subjected to the added stress of the heating season.
Secondly, it enables you to take immediate advantage of the boost in efficiency that you get from the maintenance session. It’s worth mentioning, that it’s better to schedule maintenance later in the season than to not have it done at all.
If you’re reading this a bit later in the fall or even in the middle of winter and you haven’t had maintenance done, we still recommend that you do. In a climate like ours, you don’t have to worry about being without heat for too long—it may be uncomfortable but it’s not usually life-threatening. We do encourage you to take control of your own comfort, however, by aiming for early Fall maintenance!