It’s difficult to think about winter when it’s so hot outside, but now is actually a great time to start preparing your home for cold temperatures. The winter sneaks up on us every year here in Massachusetts and your heating system might not be ready when that first cold front rolls in. Scheduling a Heating System Check-up is worth the money because it results in so many benefits for you and your home.
Your Heating System Will Work When You Need It
Imagine the first really cold day of winter and you turn on your heating system and it doesn’t work. A check-up is key for reliability so you can avoid surprise breakdowns. The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) says that regular maintenance like HVAC check-ups can reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. Scheduling a check-up will give you the peace of mind that your system will be there for you the first time you need it and every day after that.
You’ll Find Issues Ahead of Time
The first day of extreme winter temperatures is the worst time to find out that your heating system needs a new part or complex repair or replacement. You haven’t used your heating system in months and things can stop working or break during that time (no matter how well it worked last winter!). When you get an early bird check-up during the late summer or early fall, all current issues will be found and repaired (if needed) so that it’s ready to perform without a doubt when winter hits.
You Will Keep Your Family & Home Protected
Some hidden problems can mean big safety issues for your family or your home. Imagine walking into your home after a vacation and you find that your pipes have burst because your heating system stopped working while you were gone. Now you’re not only dealing with a broken heating system, but also water damage and spoiled personal items and furniture. A carbon monoxide leak can also be a result of an internal issue which can cause great harm and even be fatal.
You’ll Save Money in the Long Run
Let’s say that your heating system turns on like it should but there’s a minor issue that is unnoticeable to the average eye. When issues go unmonitored and unrepaired, we have seen them turn into larger and more expensive issues down the road. It’s better to get minor problems fixed early on, than wait for them to become more complicated and costly months later. Not only do you avoid unnecessary future expenses, but it will lower your monthly energy costs, too. Saved money all around!
You’ll Get a More Efficient System
If your heating system is working extra hard because of an internal issue, its efficiency will be below average. Impaired efficiency can equate to higher monthly energy costs, inconsistent home conditioning, and increased carbon emissions. A check-up is critical for optimal efficiency. When you give your system the best chance at peak efficiency, it will perform like you expect it to. According to ENERGY STAR, “just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.”
You’ll Protect Your Investment
Doesn’t everyone want their heating system to last as long as possible? A check-up protects your investment and extends the life of your heating system by providing it with the highest level of care and maintenance it requires. Systems that go uncared for, with little preventative measures, are typically the ones that need to be replaced earlier than normal. If something does go wrong, the majority of HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual check-ups when a repair claim is submitted under warranty.
At HomeWorks Energy, we offer an $89 Heating Check-up and a $289 Yearly MVP Membership. Call (781) 374-7079 to schedule with our experienced and trained team and learn more about your options. Do you already know you need repair? Click here so we can get that taken care of before it becomes a bigger problem.
Schedule with us so that you can count on your heating system this winter and stay cozy and protected all season!