How Do I Determine if I Need a Heater Maintenance?

Property owners sometimes call a heating, air conditioning and ventilation professional when problems arise. Even though they forget that one great way to avoid the development of gradually developing heating issues involves routine, regular maintenance.

By simply placing their heating system on a routine schedule for periodic inspections and fine tuning to make certain that everything runs smoothly, people can sometimes avoid many future problems.

Since numerous different types of heating systems exist today, it remains a smart idea to ask your HVAC technicians how often you should have your particular make and model inspected.

Why is Heater Maintenance Important?

Regular maintenance allows a heating system to remain in optimal working condition. It offers several benefits, in addition to promoting peace of mind on the part of residents.

First, a routine maintenance inspection allows technicians to perform any necessary cleaning of the furnace and its components. This may assist the unit to run more smoothly.

Second, by inspecting the heating system, technicians can sometimes observe parts that do not appear to work efficiently. They can make adjustments to keep heat flowing in the home without the interruptions caused by breakdowns. This action may promote fuel efficiency and keep heating bills as low as possible.

Third, malfunctioning heating systems in cold weather sometimes cause problems for other systems. For instance, if an exterior wall should receive heat from an interior room, but suddenly the heating system malfunctions and stops working in that location, pipes might freeze and plumbing problems could occur.

By taking the precaution of attending to regular maintenance inspections, homeowners in that type of situation who obtain regular maintenance by professionals can frequently help save themselves from unpleasant surprises after bitterly cold weather.

What Are Some Signs of Needing Heater Maintenance?

Many signs indicate the need for possible heater maintenance. These include, but are not limited to, heaters that make unusual noises which did not occur previously; heaters failing to maintain temperature as well as before; sudden, unexpected steep increases in heating bills without any adjustments to the thermostat; and gas heaters that fire excessively. Many aging heaters pose a particularly high failure risk.

A study several years ago conducted by the University of Iowa reported a number of quite serious problems sometimes associated with older heating units. For all these reasons, it pays to request regular heating maintenance by professionals.

If the heater in your Dundalk home is not working so hot, it’s high time you call Reliability Home Heating & Air at (443) 399-8663. We’ve got you covered from installation to repairs and everything in between!