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PSA: It’s Heater Maintenance Season

It’s that time of year again in the Columbia Valley! The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors, the temperatures are dropping, and we might start getting a couple of snowflakes soon. We’re not complaining, fall is one of our favorite seasons, especially as we get ready to celebrate Halloween!

Before we excitedly put up the Halloween decorations and start tuning the TV into our favorite horror movies, we need to approach a more sensitive topic. It’s time to get heating maintenance in Columbia Valley.

Everyone should invest in heater maintenance during the fall. For homeowners with gas furnaces, this becomes especially important since a missed maintenance appointment can mean a safety concern crops up right under your nose. Today we’re going to talk about why heater maintenance is so important, and we’ll detail what goes on during a routine gas furnace safety inspection.

Every System Requires Maintenance

First off, we’d like to talk to all the homeowners in our general area. It doesn’t matter if you have a furnace or a heat pump, you’re going to need routine maintenance performed on your system regardless. This is because every HVAC system requires maintenance in order for it to run at peak performance and energy efficiency.

For example, every missed maintenance appointment can average a loss of 5% of your system’s energy efficiency as time goes on. This number compounds every year to the point where your energy bills or fuel bills could be 20% higher because your system is in really poor shape.

In case you were thinking that your system is exempt from maintenance, we’re sorry to break this to you, but it’s not. Heaters need maintenance, and you’ll be doing yourself a favor when you sign up for it!

The Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Let’s get into some positive benefits that come from maintenance. Here are just a few reasons why you might call us and schedule maintenance for your heater today:

  • Better performance. Your heater is likely going to keep your home more comfortable if it’s been well-maintained. We can lubricate certain components, make adjustments, and improve the quality of air that comes from the system.
  • Better energy efficiency. Your heater is designed to keep your home comfortable throughout the fall, winter, and spring with minimum energy consumption. Maintenance helps keep efficiency levels high.
  • Longer lifespan. Your heater is designed to last more than 10 years, the extent of the lifespan depending on which type of system you have. Maintenance is going to help extend your heater’s lifespan to the point where you get the most out of it.

Maintenance Prevents Safety Concerns

If you’re the owner of a gas furnace, maintenance serves an additional purpose. Homeowners who use heat pumps or electrical furnaces don’t really have to deal with budding safety concerns, but an unmaintained gas furnace can quickly become dangerous.

Maintenance helps prevent gas leaks and carbon monoxide problems in your home. This will ultimately improve the safety of your home and allow you to have peace of mind going into the chilly season.

Call Shift Air Mechanical B.C. for heater maintenance today. Shift Air tests, doesn’t guess!

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