3 Reasons to Tune-up Your Heating System Before Winter Hits
Once the warm temperatures of summer begin to fade away, many Cincinnati homeowners start clenching their teeth when the thought of winter heating bills comes to mind. Winter may have yet to arrive, but no one can argue against the fact that it’s right around the corner. At National Heating and AC, it’s not uncommon for us to receive emergency calls from customers during the coldest months of winter. We recognize just how uncomfortable it can be when heating systems break down and want you to avoid that fate at all costs.
What often goes overlooked is that performing a routine tune-up before winter hits can keep these issues from occurring in the first place.
There are a number of reasons to consider a preemptive tune-up for your heating system. Take the following, for example, all of which can help to ensure a safer, more comfortable winter for you and your family.
1. Routine Maintenance Removes Dirt and Dust from Your Heating System
No one wants dirt and dust in their home, and many go to great lengths to ensure that this doesn’t become a problem. Unfortunately, dirt and dust can easily settle into your heating system, which can come along with a multitude of issues. In considering HVAC failures, it’s important to understand that
9 out of 10 instances occur as a result of excess dust and dirt that gets lodged within a heating system.
The only way to ensure that these nasty particles don’t affect heating performance is to perform routine heating system maintenance, which will lessen the chances that you’ll run into problems in the dead of winter.
2. Routine Maintenance Lowers Your Heating Costs
For many Cincinnati residents, heating costs can be exceptionally high during a cold winter, and homeowners should do whatever they can to keep costs as low as possible. Many don’t realize that 46% of the average 3,000 sq. ft. single-family home’s utility costs come from heating and cooling.
It should stand to reason, then, that if your home’s heating and cooling systems aren’t properly maintained, they’ll run at lower efficiency levels, hence increasing costs in the long run. Maintenance can help to level out costs, preventing the spikes that make budgeting for winter heating costs so difficult.
3. Routine Maintenance Keeps Hard-Working Heating Systems from Breaking Down
When a heating system has to work its hardest (such as it most likely will during the coldest days of winter), the potential for breakdown can rise to dangerous levels. Often, simple issues that can be fixed ahead of time are what lead to heating systems breaking down, typically at the most inconvenient times imaginable. Taking a moment to evaluate things before the winter sets in is essential to ensure that you don’t have any small problems that need to be addressed. If you do, you can fix them before it’s too late.
Cincinnati temperatures can drop quite low during the colder months of the year, and National Heating and Air Conditioning can help ensure that your heating system doesn’t cause you any excess stress this winter. Contact us today to learn more.