4 Benefits of Heating System Preventive
Your Reisterstown or Owings Mills home heating system is very much like a runner. But one that runs marathons, not sprints. And yet if a marathon runner hasn’t trained properly and isn’t in the best possible shape, he or she has very little chance of finishing, let alone winning, the race.
Now think of your heating system in exactly that same light. Yes, it gets a long summer’s nap. But once pressed back into service, it runs pretty much non-stop until early May or so just to keep you and your family warm. It stands to reason, therefore, that your heating system can better fulfill its mission with a little preparation of its own, and that comes in the form of annual preventive maintenance from a qualified home heating and cooling provider like Correct Temp.
What exactly does preventive maintenance consist of? In part, that depends on what type of heating system you have: hot water boiler or forced air furnace. But either way, the goal is to improve its operating efficiency so it can:
- Run better
- Last longer
- Cut back on repair costs
- Help reduce your monthly energy bills
Furnace or boiler, here are just a few of the steps we employ to achieve these goals:
- Start up the system and check all working components
- Test for carbon monoxide leaks
- Clean or replace the filter
- Check ignition and firing
- Check safety controls
- Lubricate all necessary parts
- Check the flue for proper venting
- Check and tighten all electrical connections
- And much more.
As you can see, improved operating efficiency isn’t the only goal of annual preventive maintenance. So is your family’s increased safety. That’s why we urge you to contact Correct Temp to schedule preventive maintenance for your home heating system, especially if it’s been a year or longer since service was last provided.