When something is working just fine, most of us are inclined to leave it be. After all, isn’t that what experienced has taught us? Such as letting a sleeping dog lie. Or not trying to re-invent the wheel.
And yet key to that age old folk wisdom is one fundamental question: is the object of your attention REALLY fine, or does it just appear that way? Take your home heating system for example. You turn it on at the start of the heating system, it starts up, you and the house get warm pretty quickly, so what could possibly be wrong? Unfortunately, this is a case of what you can’t see can hurt you.
Your heating system, when all is said and done, is a mechanical “thing”, and all things mechanical have a finite shelf life. What’s more, they have plenty of inner workings that you simply can’t see, and bad things could be brewing in there that you won’t know a thing about until your system starts acting up or you lose heat entirely.
- Problem prevention. Annual system maintenance is also called preventative maintenance, and for good reason. By faithfully having your system cleaned and inspected once a year, most common heating system can be stopped before they ever start.
- Longer system lifespan. The average shelf life of a home furnace is 15-20 years. But just because that’s the average doesn’t mean yours will last that long. Only with annual service by a qualified and licensed home heating technician can you expect to enjoy a maximum return on your investment in reliable indoor comfort.
- Lower utility costs. The better and more efficiently your system runs, the less it’s going to cost you to operate it: both in terms of lower (if any) repair costs and significant reductions in your monthly utility bills.
- Added safety. Your gas furnace, for example, can leak gas and carbon monoxide into your home if not properly maintained and inspected. That’s why our preventative maintenance service includes a close inspection of your system’s heat exchanger. And that’s just one of several safety-related steps we perform.
The moral of our story? Don’t let your heating system fool you just because it happens to be doing its job, because tomorrow could be a whole different story. For the best in reliable performance, added safety, and lower utility and repair costs, contact Eagle Service Company today and ask for our heating system preventative maintenance service. You can count on a job extremely well done.