7 Benefits of Heating System Maintenance

October 26, 2017

While Southwest Georgia may experience higher than average winter temperatures, homeowners continue to rely on their heating systems to provide comfort throughout the season. The best way to ensure the reliability, efficiency, and optimal performance of your heating equipment is with annual preventive maintenance—and the best time to schedule this invaluable service is in the fall, before you turn your heating system on. If you’re not convinced that regular maintenance is a good investment, think again: having your heating system professionally cleaned, tuned, and inspected has a number of significant benefits.

Energy Savings

A heating system that is dirty or neglected has to work harder than necessary to raise the temperature in your home. During the course of the scheduled appointment, a qualified technician will perform a number of vital operations including:

  • Tightening loose connections
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Cleaning or changing the air filter
  • Testing airflow
  • Visually inspect ductwork
  • Check connections
  • Test system controls
  • Test thermostat calibration
  • And more!

Each of these tasks contribute to the efficient operation of your heating system, reducing energy usage, and lowering your monthly bill.

Increased Comfort

Malfunctioning system components, leaky ductwork, or reduced airflow can prevent your heating system from achieving the desired setpoint on your thermostat.

Enhanced Air Quality

As conditioned air moves throughout your duct network, it carries with it any loose particulate that was unable to be trapped due to a clogged air filter, dirty system components, or sat lingering in your ducts. Common contaminants can include:

  • Pet dander
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Pollen

In addition to creating more dust on surfaces in your home, particulate can trigger symptoms in those who suffer from allergies or asthma, contributing to a lower quality of indoor air.

Extended Equipment Lifespan

When your heating system is clean, lubricated, and in good repair, parts can move freely and airflow is unimpeded. The less stress that is placed on your equipment the longer it will last, ensuring years of optimum performance.

Improved Safety

A clean, well maintained fuel burning appliance produces a minuscule amount of carbon monoxide, which is typically carried away by the venting system. However, a system that is dirty or malfunctioning can produce much higher concentrations of this deadly, odorless gas, posing a threat to the occupants in your home. As part of your heating maintenance plan, the technician will inspect the burner combustion, gas connections, and heat exchanger, to ensure all parts are in good working order.

Lower Cost of Repairs

Most minor issues can be detected and rectified during routine maintenance, before they become major, costly repairs.

Reliability

Taking the time to schedule preventive maintenance at the start of heating season, ensures your system will operate at peak performance, providing reliable, efficient heating services, and avoiding a costly, mid-season breakdown.

Call Harrell King for Heating System Maintenance in Thomasville & Bainbridge, GA

The experienced, licensed team of professionals at Harrell King are dedicated to providing affordable, reliable HVAC services to homeowners throughout Southern Georgia. When you’re ready to schedule heating system maintenance, call Harrell King at 229-495-6050, or contact us online to make an appointment today!

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