As a homeowner in Pittsburgh, you know how important it is to maintain your heating system. But do you really plan for heating maintenance?
WHY A HEATER TUNEUP IS IMPORTANT, EVEN IN PA
Many homeowners conveniently ignore or forget to schedule maintenance. Many people say, “My furnace is working fine, why do I need to do maintenance?” This goes on for several years until they suddenly call us in the middle of the night for an emergency furnace repair.
We are happy to answer your calls 24/7, but not only are these last-minute repairs inconvenient, the repair costs can add up!
There are several reasons why you should definitely get heating repairs in Pittsburgh:
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY
It is important to remember that a heater is a machine. It generates heat by burning natural gas. Over time, the metal parts inside the machine are subject to normal wear and tear. If left unchecked, a boiler poses real dangers such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks.
Natural gas is flammable – that’s why it is used in heaters! But in a furnace it is kept enclosed in metal tubes and chambers. If it gets into your home, sparks could cause a fire.
As heaters burn fuel, they produce carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is toxic to humans and animals and causes nausea, headaches and suffocation. Getting your heater serviced on a regular basis in Pittsburgh can help you identify potential safety risks. You also have the peace of mind that things are working properly.
TO ENSURE WARMTH
There is a group of people who wait to turn on the heater until they can no longer stand the cold. Finally, on a cold morning, they wrap up warmly, go to the thermostat and turn on the heat. And they have that brief moment of fear and think, ‘Is this going to light up?’ I’m cold!!’
When you finally decide to turn on your heater, you can be sure that you will get the heat you want! All Pittsburgh residents should have heating repairs done before the heating season begins. So you can be sure that you will be warm on the first cold day. And if your furnace needs repairs, wouldn’t you prefer to have the work done if you’re not freezing?
Likewise, a furnace inspection can provide insight into how close you are to replacing the furnace. When it comes time to install a new HVAC system, it’s best to do it before the cold weather hits. This means you can get the most out of your new system all winter long. Also, make sure you take care of your furnace maintenance before the cold weather really hits.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND PAY LESS
In Pennsylvania, space heating accounts for nearly 27% of our energy use. One way to reduce our impact on the planet is to improve the efficiency of the energy-intensive appliances we use, including your furnace and AC. An optimized heater uses less energy and is more efficient. This is because your heater is undergoing a thorough cleaning. We check the system for leaks or blockages that would lead to higher energy consumption.
Anyone who uses less energy is doing something good for the environment. Your energy costs will also be reduced.
PA HOMEOWNERS: SCHEDULE YOUR HEATER TUNEUP!
We’ve shared a few reasons why it’s important to get heating repairs in Pittsburgh. There are many other reasons to schedule furnace maintenance, including ensuring the longevity of your furnace and maintaining your warranty.
The fact is that every home in Pittsburgh should benefit from an annual HVAC maintenance plan. Fill out this form to schedule your appointment today! With our Home Comfort plan you’ll have the peace of mind that your HVAC system is running its best. Plus you receive the benefit of easy scheduling, along with priority service and discounts on repairs. That’s why hundreds of your neighbors in Pittsburgh have already signed up!