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What Actually Happens During Heater Maintenance?


Living in the south means that we don’t have to worry as much about super cold temperatures, but we still have to use our heaters in the winter. While you may not use your heater as much as someone who lives up north, you still want it to work right every time you turn it on. That means investing in heater maintenance. 

You may think that your heater doesn’t take on as much wear and tear because you don’t use it heavily, but that’s not true. All the components are still working to heat your home. If you’ve never invested in heating maintenance, there has never been a better time. Schedule your heating maintenance appointment today. Then keep reading to learn more about what our team does during heater maintenance appointments. 

Importance of Regular Heater Maintenance

You may think that you don’t need to call our team for a heating appointment until something goes wrong with your unit. But by the time you actually notice the signs of something wrong, the problem has likely been going on for a while. A small loose part can quickly have a domino effect and cause damage throughout your heater. 

When you invest in heating maintenance, you stay ahead of those small problems and fix them before they grow. Heating maintenance also helps you maintain your system’s energy efficiency. Experts believe that you can lose as much as 5% of your efficiency every year over the life of your heater. But heating maintenance helps you keep that efficiency instead of losing it. 

What to Expect During Heater Maintenance

To put it simply, our technicians are going to check every inch of your heater from top to bottom, inside and out. We fix any small problems we see, like tightening loose screws. We also identify any potentially larger problems and bring them to your attention so we can fix them before they get worse. 

  • Air filter – If your air filter needs to be changed, we take care of it. We can also offer guidance on the best brand or type of filter to use for your particular heater and home. Choosing the right air filter goes a long way in making your heater efficient. 
  • Cleaning – While your air filter does protect your unit from dust and dirt, inevitably some gets into the system. We wipe down the inside of your heater to eliminate dust and dirt that can slow down your system and lead to bigger problems.
  • Lubrication – When dust gets into your HVAC system, it can get into the joints where your heater components meet and work together. Over time, these parts lose lubrication and have to work harder. After wiping down these parts, we lubricate them so they can move smoothly.
  • Loose parts – We already mentioned tightening loose screws, but we also check wiring, connections, belts, fans, and any other part that moves. 

If there’s anything else that needs to be done, we do that too. The whole idea behind heating maintenance is to ensure your heating is working at its best. 

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your emergency AC needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today to schedule an appointment.

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