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How Heating Maintenance Can Prevent Repairs

It’s that time of the year again: time to schedule a regular maintenance visit for the heating system in your home. Just like trips to the dentist or tune-ups for a car, these inspections and adjustments for your heater must be scheduled every year. Without routine maintenance, a heater is at greater risk of working inefficiently, aging quickly, and breaking down.

Perhaps the most important service that heating maintenance provides is to help reduce repairs. Approximately 85% of the repairs that heating systems need arise from problems that maintenance could have spotted and stopped.

How does maintenance prevent repairs?

As with any complex mechanical device, a heater—whether a furnace or heat pump—will begin to wear down from stress as it works. One of the main goals of heating maintenance is to spot places where this stress is beginning to cause problems, and alleviate the stress as much as possible.

For example, one of the key components in a forced-air heater (such as a heat pump or furnace) is the motor that runs the blower fan. This motor must remain lubricated in order to operate smoothly. If it loses lubricant or develops dirt across its moving parts, it will create more friction as it runs, and eventually will burn out, requiring repair technicians to replace it. But during a regular maintenance session, a technician will inspect all the motors in the system and detect if any of them need cleaning or lubricating. This is similar to what happens with a car engine during a tune-up, and the results are just as beneficial.

Maintenance also locates any malfunctions that have already started, but have yet to turn serious. Usually, an experienced technician can solve small troubles on the spot so they do not develop into something that could shut down the heater. A good example is a furnace that has an electronic igniter that has started to fail. The maintenance technician can swap out the ailing igniter for a new one, preventing what could have otherwise been an uncomfortable few hours after the furnace refused to turn on during a cold day.

Remember the other maintenance benefits

Maintenance is an all-around good deal for your heating system: not only will it lower the amount of repairs the heater needs, but the system will work at its most efficient, saving you money on bills and adding years onto its service life. You will get the most from your investment in a heating system with annual pre-season inspections and tune-ups.

Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offers a comprehensive service plan that delivers yearly precision tune-ups for a home’s heater and air conditioner, and we back our service with a 100% guarantee. Get in touch with us today to take care of your heating maintenance in Atlanta, GA.

Call the heating experts Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today to arrange for your pre-season heating maintenance in Atlanta, GA.

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