Written on: March 7, 2022
As winter (hopefully?) starts to wind down in Suffolk County, it may be tempting to coast to the finish line when it comes to heater maintenance, but it’s not the best idea – and here’s why. A little prevention and early intervention with any end-of-season heater issues can make a big difference for the overall health of your heating system, and its lifespan. Read on to learn more about why protecting your heater even as the colder season wraps up matters.
Your heater needs to be in good shape moving into spring and summer for several reasons we’ll discuss below.
While the old adage, “Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today,” may ring hollow sometimes, it holds true for this scenario! Putting off winter heater maintenance – especially if you didn’t have a beginning-of-season tune-up – is only going to cause you headaches down the road. Even if nothing major is wrong with your heater, small problems can only grow while the equipment sits stagnant over the spring and summer. It’s much easier – and cheaper! – to have your heating system evaluated and tuned up now, when technicians should be in their slowest season and can give your heater the attention it deserves.
The only thing about as bad as freezing during a heater breakdown in the winter is sweltering during an air conditioner breakdown in the summer. Believe it or not, some heater problems actually impact your air conditioner as well!
After all, the two systems typically share a thermostat and ductwork, at a minimum. Air filters, dampers, and electrical wiring may also overlap. The bottom line is: if your heater is acting up – or, in the alternative, not acting at all – whatever is going on may spell trouble for your central air conditioning system, too. By having it evaluated by a professional now, you can ensure your air conditioner is ready to go when you need it in a few weeks or months, and that you won’t have to kick off fall with a heating system nightmare.
No matter what type of issues you’re encountering with your heater, reach out to us so we can look it over. From weird furnace noises to crazy energy costs, to a hyperactive or underactive heater, we’ve got you covered. It’s best to address the problem head-on, now—plus, you’ll be ahead of the game come next fall when you’re ready to put your heating system back into full use. Whether your heating system needs a tune-up, a minor service job, or a complicated repair, we get the job done right, so become a customer today.