A heating system is not a “set it and forget it” type of thing. Your heating system needs regular maintenance just like your car, swimming pool, and even your body require regular checkups and preventative care.
Failure to take care of your heating system can put it at risk of a breakdown, which will most likely be far more expensive to repair than the cost of regular maintenance. Take a look at the recent case involving the Montague School District, for example. After the late snowstorm this March, water from the backed-up plumbing system in the school leaked into eight classrooms and the principal’s office, causing severe water damage that required ceiling tiles, a sink, and cabinets to be replaced. This backup was linked to a heating system failure. The replacements cost a total of $48,000. The district filed an insurance claim to seek compensation for these costs and is expected to only recover a small portion of the total cost, leaving the bulk of these expenses to be paid out of the district’s pocket.
Regular Maintenance will Help you Avoid Violating your Warranty
When something does go wrong with your heating system, it will not cost you any money if the issue is covered by your warranty. Generally, warranties are only valid if the system’s owner maintains it properly. By making regular heating system tune-ups by a licensed HVAC technician part of your maintenance routine, you can be assured that any problems that do arise will be covered by your warranty.
You Can Increase your System’s Lifespan and Save Money with Regular Maintenance
By catching leaks and other potential issues in your system before they become a problem, you can make repairs instead of replacements. This will save you money in the long run. Replacing a furnace can cost up to $10,000 – and that is just for the furnace, not an entire heating system. In many cases, system breakdowns are caused by buildups of dust, an easily preventable issue.
This is not the only way regular maintenance can save you money. When a heating system is running optimally, it uses less energy, which translates to lower costs for the building owner.
Regular Heating System Maintenance is Good for your Health as Well
Your heating system works by combusting fossil fuels like natural gas or oil. Tiny particles of these fuels as well as allergens in the environment are distributed through the building by small leaks in the heating system. Regular inspections and tune-ups can catch and repair leaks before they become a hazard to your health.
Work with an Experienced New Jersey Heating Technician for Heating Repair
Heating system maintenance does not have to be a chore. Work with an experienced, knowledgeable HVAC heating technician from Team Electric Plumbing & Air in Manalapan to manage your system’s regular tune-ups and any necessary repairs. Our team works on systems we install and those installed by other companies. Contact our office today to set up your initial system evaluation with a member of our team, who can come to your location at your convenience.