Maintenance appointments for your heater can be annoying. You forget about them, and then when you see it on your upcoming calendar, the idea of it causes you to sigh. We get that, but there’s a reason you need to upkeep that maintenance schedule, and it comes down to saving you money on your heating costs every single day that you use your unit.
We’ve been providing home heating services in The Dalles, OR for years and we’ve seen it all, from heaters that didn’t get enough maintenance to those who get it on an annual basis, and we can tell you from experience that it’s always best to keep that maintenance appointment.
Efficiency Directly Relates to Saving Money
Whether it’s gas or electric, you’ll save money if your heating system is efficient enough that it doesn’t have to use as much as it once did. A tune-up can save you money on a daily basis, because if your heater goes through ten cycles in an average day, it may now only need eight or nine instead.
Either that, or it will run for less time during each cycle. When a heating system struggles to do its job, it doesn’t quit–it just keeps moving even though it’s taking more energy and time to achieve the end result. When it’s easier for it to hit that goal, it shuts down sooner as the home heats up faster. It’s a win-win.
Fewer Breakdowns and Smaller Repairs
Any heating system breaks down when a crucial component stops working, causing the others to jam up or stop as well, like a pile-up on the freeway. If that one component doesn’t break down in the first place because it’s being maintained on a scheduled basis, then you never encounter that breakdown.
We want to make something clear: breakdowns still happen even if you’ve had maintenance, just not as often and usually in less severity. That’s because components wear down in a non-linear path, so just because it’s maintained and going strong doesn’t mean it won’t eventually give out because it’s simply worn down from extended use.
Fewer System Replacements Over Time
Nobody is ever excited to replace their perfectly functioning heating system. It’s something you have to do, not something that you get to do. While it’s inevitable and no heater lasts forever, you can lessen the frequency that you’ll need to install another heater.
Maintenance helps that 10-15 year life expectancy for your heating system is a lot more likely. Lack of maintenance will destroy a system. A newer heater will be able to muscle through years of no maintenance, sure, but at a massive cost to the wear and tear budget that your heater has. Point is: don’t skip on maintenance just because your system can still work decently well, because it will result in more expensive, full-scale system replacements over time.
Schedule That Heating Maintenance Today
If you don’t already have an upcoming maintenance appointment, this is your sign that it’s time to set one up as soon as possible. Whether you’re a new or returning customer, we’ve got time for your maintenance appointment, alongside the best technicians in the area. It’s time to get your heating system checked out and tuned up as quickly as possible.