Look, if heaters weren’t important in the tri-state area, then we probably would’ve chosen a different industry to work in. Heaters are so vital that every year in the wintertime we’re called by struggling homeowners needing immediate furnace or boiler help. Don’t get us wrong, we are always here to help a homeowner in need no matter how last-minute the call is.
But, wouldn’t it be great if we could prevent heater problems right from the beginning of fall?
Well, we can prevent a majority of heater problems that might occur later in the winter. This blog is dedicated to informing homeowners of a few unique strategies they can employ to protect their heating systems, their budget, and their comfort for the rest of this heating season. Just don’t forget to call our team for HVAC services in Rye, NY!
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Regardless if homeowners reading this have a gas furnace, an electric furnace, or a 10-year-old boiler, these strategies are universal. If our customers follow these simple strategies, the chances for a heater breakdown in the middle of the winter drops dramatically. Let’s get started!
- Invest in Heater Maintenance
The best and most effective way to stop a heater from breaking down or running into trouble during the winter is through yearly heater maintenance. This procedure allows our technicians to fully inspect a system, ensure it’s running efficiently and correctly. Most budding problems can be detected during this appointment and we can fix them with no extra cost.
On the off-chance that we notice a repair that will require more work, we can let a customer know and our team will schedule an appointment for the future that works.
- Keep the System Clean and the Area Cleared
We’re not going to tell homeowners that their heating system needs to look pristine. But we also won’t lie to anyone—dust, dirt, and debris can inhibit the efficiency and efficacy of a heater. The less clean a heater is, the more likely it is that there are problems with it. Try sweeping around the heating system and dusting it once a month. This should help keep it in good enough condition for a professional to work on it properly.
- Get Repairs Done Early
If anyone is reading this anxiously because there’s already something wrong with their heater, then the next best thing they can do is get it repaired now. Early repairs are always a good idea because they can help homeowners make a tough decision before temperatures get cold. Give our team a call and we can work with anyone in need of repair help on a budget.
- Evaluate the Need for a Replacement
Sometimes, maintenance repairs and a bit of cleaning won’t be enough. If a system is older than 15 years, or it’s just barely working at this point, a replacement might be the best option. Luckily, if homeowners approach this service early, they can schedule it on their own time and start discussing great options to upgrade their home comfort. Why not look into a ductless heat pump or a brand-new, high-efficiency gas furnace?