The calendar has recently flipped to November, and that means we’re just a few short weeks away from winter officially beginning. The days are already growing shorter and the temperatures are starting to drop, which means soon homeowners everywhere will be firing up their furnaces to stay warm when the nights start getting cold. This brings up an important question: is your heater ready for the workload you’ll likely throw at it over the next few months?
If you’re like the average homeowner, the answer is probably not one you want to hear. Unfortunately, the majority of homeowners simply switch on their furnace and expect it to fire right up and work without issue. This often leads to a number of issues as furnaces struggle to overcome their months of inactivity, leading to wear and tear, high energy consumption, and large utility bills.
However, a still even more select few homeowners will experience a problem that everyone dreads: a breakdown that leaves them out in the cold. Inactivity can lead to a number of building issues in all types of heaters, and that leaves them prone to experiencing a major issue that requires a costly repair, or worse, a total and complete heater replacement.
Preparing for Winter
If you want to avoid one of these catastrophic breakdowns and the immense expense of an emergency repair, it’s important to prepare your heater for the winter months well in advance. And the best way to prepare is with an annual maintenance service performed by a Sugar Land heating services professional.
When you get a maintenance service, a trained technician will come to your home and perform a full inspection in order to find any evidence of a possible problem. This includes looking for signs of wear and tear, loose connections, dirty coils, and much more. The technician will even make minor repairs, such as cleaning up your critical components to remove any dust or debris that may have settled on them, allowing them to heat faster and more evenly.
A maintenance service can also help you eliminate the threat of a potential major breakdown. When a technician spots any potentially serious issues, they can notify you and give you an estimate for how much the repair will cost. It’s always better to repair a problem before it breaks down: usually a broken down part requires a more extensive repair, and thus costs more than a simple preventative fix of a part that hasn’t quite given out yet.To schedule your maintenance service and get your home’s heating system ready for the winter months, call Trademark Home Services today at (281) 819-5852!