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How Often Should I Have My Heating Equipment Serviced?

Wondering about maintenance agreements and your heating system?

Comparing Maintenance Agreements

When it comes to looking at maintenance agreements, people can have a lot of questions. Your heating system is an investment, and a service plan can seem like one too, so it’s natural to want to know more about them before committing. One of the most common things people want to know is how often they should have their heating equipment serviced. Keep reading for the answer to that question and more.

How Often Should I Have My Heating Equipment Serviced?

Once a year is the minimum recommendation for service and maintenance, generally in the fall before winter sets in and the season of heating season begins, so you can be sure that your system is ready to keep your home nice and warm inside before the weather gets cold.

What Is Included in Annual Maintenance?

The inspection and tune-up provided should be laid out in detail in your service agreement. Generally, most HVAC companies should include these basics during maintenance:

  • Vent system check
  • Air intake vent check
  • Heat exchanger inspection
  • Check burners for proper ignition and flame
  • Wiring inspection
  • Filter inspection
  • Check and adjust the thermostat
  • Clean and adjust safety controls
  • Inspect, adjust, and lubricate moving parts
  • Check and adjust gas pressure
  • Check heat exchanger

What Are the Benefits of a Maintenance Plan?

You could wait until your furnace breaks down and then call for emergency service, or you could try to catch any issues before they become major breakdowns by having the right maintenance agreement. Not only will it enable the identification and correction of minor problems, but it will save you time and money by helping you prevent larger repairs, or even replacement, of your heating system.

In addition to prevention, regular inspection and maintenance helps your heating system run at peak performance, not only keeping your house more consistently warm, but also saving you money by ensuring your Winston-Salem HVAC unit is running at its most energy efficient.

For answers to more of your questions about heating equipment maintenance agreements, contact H.H. Hovey Heating & Cooling today, or call 336-768-2703.

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