The majority of people never call a service technician until their system breaks down or stops working. By this time, the repair is usually inconvenient and can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. A heating repair is something you want to avoid fixing in the dead of winter.
Not only is it inconvenient, but there may be a safety risk in using a heater with unidentified problems. Here are some ways you can avoid a costly heating repair:
- Schedule preventative maintenance and an inspection. It is best to schedule a full inspection and system maintenance in the fall before you start using your system. A licensed technician will identify any issue before they become an emergency.
- Change your air filters. A dirty air filter can wreak havoc on your heating system and add unnecessary stress to your heating system. To ensure cleaner air and to reduce energy costs, change your air filters as needed.
- Know when to upgrade. Regular maintenance can certainly help prolong the life of your equipment, but do you know when it is time to upgrade or replace your furnace? Usually, it is time to upgrade your furnace after 15 years as parts become worn and can start to fail.
The experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of the Bay Area can help you identify any issues before the winter months. We can also let you know if it is time to upgrade or replace your heating system. These tips will help avoid a costly heating repair and ensure comfort and heat for you and your family in the coming winter months.