Why Think About Your Heating System in the Summer?
You’re probably not thinking much about your home heating equipment as we head into the dog days of August here in Suffolk County…but maybe you should be (just a little). Summer is actually a great time to think about your furnace or boiler – more specifically, it’s a great time to get some nagging maintenance tasks out of the way so you can enjoy a more comfortable home and lower bills all fall and winter. Here are three things you can do for your heating system in the weeks to come – before the post-Labor Day rush for heating service calls makes it difficult to get that great appointment time you always want:
Schedule a heating system tune-up – Summer is one of the better times to get a a convenient appointment from a qualified HVAC technician, most of whom will be quite busy once the calendar turns to September. The other advantage of getting your routine heating maintenance out of the way in the summer is that it gives you time to fix any problems that might arise (see #2 below) without the threat of cold weather hanging over your head. And if you discover that your heating system needs to be replaced, you’ll still have plenty of time to plan your heating system installation (see #3 below).
Take care of needed repairs – Heating systems got a real work out here in Long Island last year, with record-low temperatures chilling our region for much of the early year. Your heating system may have survived its winter battle in 2017-18, but that doesn’t mean it won’t need a little love before getting back to work this fall. A heating system tune-up will help a technician spot any heating system repairs that need immediate attention – obvious fuel leaks, broken parts, or significant duct leaks, to name a few.
If it’s time, get a heating system upgrade – If you’ve been on the fence about a new heating system installation for your Suffolk County home, summer is a great time to do it – prices are usually lower, technicians and appointment times are often available, and you’re not under any pressure from Mother Nature to get your heating equipment installed. If your heating system is entering its second decade of use, a high efficiency heating equipment upgrade could help you save 30 percent on your monthly bills – enough to offset the cost of the upgrade in just a few years, while giving you better performance and more peace of mind in the meantime.
Summer is a great time to get a jump on your heating system maintenance, repair, or installation. Contact Swezey today for expert heating system service – or for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a new heating system for your Suffolk County home!