Why NOW is the Best Time to Check Your Heating System

Why NOW is the Best Time to Check Your Heating System

With temperatures soaring into the 90’s through September/October, most Central Texas homeowners don’t think about their heating system until they actually turn it on sometime later in the fall.

1st AC and Heating Services suggests that Austin area homeowners clean their system before they need to use it.

Cleaning a heating system involves more than most homeowners realize. The checklists that we use allow our technicians to systematically review individual systems and subsystems to make sure they are in proper working order. A certified technician will inspect and service the safety controls, exhaust, pipes and heat exchanger.

If you’re still on the fence about having this done, here are three good reasons why your heating system requires an annual inspection:

Reduce Fuel Consumption

Fuel consumption can often be dramatically reduced, saving money and energy all year long. The reputable company you hire to check your system will properly tune up your system and advise you on deficiencies that may require repair or upgrades. If you have a very old system, it may be time to replace it with a new, more efficient one.

Prevent Breakdowns

Regular servicing will restore your heating unit to a maximum performance level. In addition, it will be less likely to break down during the coldest time of the year. Deferring maintenance may save you money in the short-term, but in the long run, the cost and the inconvenience of emergency repairs can be substantial.

Protect Your Home and Health

Thousands of house fires occur every year due to damaged or improperly functioning furnaces and water heating systems. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is generated from oil or gas-burning heating systems. Carbon monoxide poisoning from poorly vented or broken heating sources can be dangerous, even deadly, and kills several people every year in this country.

Depending on your type of HVAC system, there are specific items that technicians examine when servicing your furnace or water heater. In addition to a visual inspection, a technician will check for leaks in the pipes, proper ventilation, and the system’s air filter.

The best time to schedule an inspection is obviously before you need it. When you’re ready to give your system a checkup, give 1st A/C Heating and HVAC a call. We provide licensed HVAC technicians all over Austin, Buda, Kyle and San Marcos, Texas, and can make sure your heating system is ready for the cooler months ahead.

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