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Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Maintaining Your Heater

October 12th, 2015

It’s finally a very crisp day of 45 degrees after weeks of enjoying the mild air in the change of the season. You haven’t touched your heater in months, so you go to turn it on. It kicks into mode and shortly, warm air shoots out of your vents. Nothing to worry about right? Well, actually, there is. Your safety and health!



Many homeowners put the maintenance of their HVAC appliances on the back burner and forget about them as soon as it is no longer needed for the climate. But, just like your refrigerator needs to be cleaned out to avoid bacteria build-up, so does your heating system. Just think of all of the dirt, dust and debris that has accumulated in the system. And now it is being blown all over your house! Did you know that neglect and dirt are the two major causes of heating system failure? According to Energy Star, this little piece of information is true. If you want to keep the members of your household comfortable and safe, having the heating system maintained bi-annually is a must.


During a maintenance appointment, the technician cleans out the heating system and inspects it for any possible malfunctions. You may be wondering how this is helpful to you and your family or why it is even necessary. We’ve highlighted three solid reasons why you shouldn’t neglect having your heating system maintained.


1.      Avoid Emergency Breakdowns

When it is freezing outside, the last thing you want to deal with is a broken-down heater. By ensuring that your system is working properly and is in good condition, you save yourself from having to deal with the stress and discomfort of having no heat. Plus, you’ll save money by avoiding what could have been a pricey repair job.


2.      Protect Your Family from Hazards

By simply hiring a professional to clean and inspect your heating system, you are protecting your family from the dangers that come with cleaning the system. Improper handling of the heating system can lead to being electrocuted or physically hurt. A clean heating system will reduce the amount of airborne particles from entering the home, which helps improve indoor air quality. Your family can also avoid getting sick from exposure to the cold temperature by ensuring that the heating system works as it should.


3.      Cost Efficiency

The worst part about heating system failure is the costly bill to fix it. For a little investment in maintenance, you can be sure that your system is up to par and running smoothly. Save yourself the worry of having to pay for a boiler replacement or furnace repair in Philadelphia.


Think about it – your heating system works all day to keep your home nice and warm. As an appliance that is used 24/7 compared to the other electronics, it needs good care. Keep your home warm this season with quality maintenance service.



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