As we’ve seen in the past few weeks, the weather can change on a moment’s notice. We’re used to hot temperatures in July here in Riverside, CA, but the unexpected rains – while a welcome relief from drought conditions – remind us just how unpredictable the weather can be. This applies to your home heating and cooling system, and reminds is that – while air conditioners are the main focus today – we’re going to be turning our attention to our heating systems all too soon. You can get a jump on that by planning for a service session for your existing heater now, before you need to use it. The benefits of such foresight are considerable and could help you have a much more pleasant winter.
Maintenance is Necessary
Ideally, you should plan for a regular maintenance session every year before heating season starts. It helps the technician anticipate and prevent a number of potential problems. He or she checks the system for any potential trouble spots – setting up a more formal repair session if one arises – and then adjust any of the countless little issues that can eventually lead to such a problem. Individual components get cleaned, build-up is removed from burners, electrical connections are double checked, loose bolts are tightened and the entire system gets a thorough once-over in order to ensure it’s functioning as it should.
The Sooner the Better
By scheduling a heating service call in the summer instead of the winter, you give yourself the benefit of time. You can set up the appointment at a time that’s convenient to you, without having to rearrange other priorities in your life. If further repairs are necessary, you can set up a time for that with the luxury of weeks and possibly months before you need to use your system. That way, when the temperatures start to fall, you’re ready to go without hesitation.
The experts at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning provide heating service calls, so contact us today!