Written on: August 8, 2019

Heating repairs
As we all swelter through the dog days of August here in Suffolk County, your furnace or boiler is probably the last thing on your mind – which makes it the perfect time to take care of your annual heating maintenance. Let us explain.
For starters, Swezey offers heating equipment maintenance and tune-ups for systems of any age and make. Our expert technicians will monitor wear and tear on your equipment, clean your system and replace worn parts. This prevents minor repairs from turning into big expensive ones.

Why even think about a heating tune-ups now?

You see, every fall we seem to go through this challenge. The first cold snaps hit, and our phone rings off the hook with no-heat calls. At the same time, we are booked solid with tune up appointments.
It puts us in a terrible bind, as we will have to disappoint someone. And since no heat in 30 degree temperatures can pose real risks, we normally end up having to reschedule our tune up appointments.
This is not just a Swezey issue. Every fuel company in the area goes through this, in part because customers think they need to wait until fall to get a tune-up—or else they don’t give it any thought until the weather turns chilly. But by waiting until the last minute, you may run into a situation where you find your boiler or furnace needs major repairs—and you may end up having to replace your equipment under a tight time frame.
So the best way to avoid the problem is to schedule your tune-up before the summer ends. It won’t “wear off”, and you’ll have one less thing on your to-do list in the fall.
Contact us today to request a heating system tune-up. We also recommend enrolling in a heating service plan before the cold weather returns.
A service plan guarantees you an annual tune-up to prevent breakdowns, extend equipment life and cut energy costs by ensuring your system runs at peak efficiency. You will also save money with comprehensive repair coverage and rest easy with our promise of priority service should you ever have a no-heat emergency.

How do I know if I should repair or replace my system?

At some point, you will need to decide if you should spend money to repair your furnace or boiler. While there are many variables in making this decision, there are some key questions you can answer that may help you decide which direction to go.

How old is your system?

If your heating system is more than 10 years old, you might be better off with a new one. Just like computers and smart phones, HVAC equipment becomes outdated over time. With better technology, a new high efficiency heating system can often pay for itself within a few years with the money you save each month on energy costs.
If you have problems with a system that’s less than 10 years old, you have a tougher decision. We can help you with that after we evaluate your system and get to the root of the problem.

How well has your current system been maintained?

HVAC systems can have longer lifespans if the equipment has been properly installed and maintained. That’s why we highly recommend regular preventive maintenance for every HVAC system we install. Proper maintenance may enable you to put off replacing your system for a few years; but do keep in mind that no amount of maintenance will make your equipment more efficient than it was when you first bought it.
If you’re ready to explore new HVAC options for your home – or need help deciding whether to repair or replace – our expert technicians and home comfort consultants can give you good advice that you can trust.
Contact us to arrange for your seasonal tune-up, which allows us to evaluate the condition of your current system.