The nights are turning cooler now that it’s December, although the day time still enjoys highs in the 70s and 80s. We can soon expect even cooler nights, and that means heating systems will start to come on for comfort.
We understand that running a heater in your home isn’t often on your mind here in the deserts of Southern California. But you can take away almost all concerns about the heater for the season if you arrange for annual heating maintenance. Right now is the time to have this job done. In other parts of the country, it’s best to do heating maintenance in early fall, since cold weather could sweep in at any time. But heating maintenance in Palm Desert, CA and the surrounding areas can wait for a bit longer. But not too long! We recommend scheduling maintenance service now.
Heating Maintenance Benefits You in Many Ways
Calling an HVAC professional to inspect and tune-up your heater—no matter if it’s a gas furnace, an electric furnace, or a heat pump—isn’t a luxury or an extra service. It’s an essential service… at least if you want your heater to run its best for as many years as possible. Without maintenance, your home’s heater can be in for plenty of trouble, and you’ll end up paying more to run it or replace it early.
Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive from annual heating maintenance:
- A reliable heater: You don’t use the heater much, so you want to know when you switch it on that it will go to work as it’s supposed to. Maintenance cleans, inspects, and adjusts the heater so it will give you the most reliable performance possible. It also catches repair problems early so they can be dealt with.
- A heater that won’t cost too much to run: A heating system that misses maintenance will collect grime, dust, and wear quickly. This will force the heater to work harder than it should and raise your utility bills. Maintenance helps to keep costs down so the heater keeps around 95% of its efficiency through its lifespan.
- A heater with a long lifespan: A heating system installation for a home is a big investment, and you want the best return on that investment. That won’t happen if the heater breaks down completely years before it should. Maintenance aims to see that any heater gets the most years of life. (In fact, the warranty for the heater may be voided because of lack of maintenance.)
- A heater that needs few repairs: Around 85% of the repairs a heating system may require during its service life can be stopped thanks to an inspection and tune-up during maintenance. That adds up to huge savings and few inconveniences.
Sign Up for Our Maintenance Program
We offer a maintenance program to handle your heating needs each year. The program also includes another critical service: air conditioning maintenance in spring! (That’s something we don’t think you need convincing is important.) Contact us for details about our maintenance program.
Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning serves the Inland Empire and the Desert Communities. For exceptional customer service, please give our office a call.