Scheduling pre-season maintenance is the single best way to prolong the life of your residential or commercial heating system. When the cold weather sets in, the first thing you should do is schedule a pre-season tune-up. If you aren’t sure what your system needs or when it should be tuned, ask us about preventive maintenance agreements that can be tailored to your individual needs.
Seasonal Tune-ups and Heating Maintenance
When your heating system is working fine, it’s easy to overlook the importance of preventive maintenance. Although your heater might not lose efficiency in one season, your system will experience more wear and tear if it isn’t serviced regularly. Equipment manufacturers, heating contractors, utility companies and government agencies all recommend regular maintenance to improve safety and efficiency.
Preventing carbon monoxide emissions is one of the most important concerns if you use a furnace or boiler to heat your home. Our heating technicians are trained to service heating systems that use gas, oil and electric. These are a few of the things we do during a pre-season heating tune-up.
- Combustion tests
- Fuel filter changes
- Safety inspections
- Burner cleanings
- Pressure tests
We will also visually inspect your heat exchanger, combustion chamber and flue for issues that could decrease efficiency and create dangerous conditions in your home. All it takes is one phone call to avoid problems and get your heater ready for the long Pennsylvania winter.
Reasons to Invest in Heating Maintenance
Regular maintenance is proven to extend the life of your heating equipment, reduce utility bills and lower the total cost of ownership. You’ll also enjoy increased comfort and fewer repairs. A preventive approach has many advantages over a reactive maintenance plan. First, small issues can lead to major repairs if they aren’t addressed promptly. Second, if you wait for your system to break down, repairs may cost significantly more. Third, a breakdown that leaves you without heat will put you in an uncomfortable situation. Finally, skipping recommended maintenance can affect the safety of your system, which could endanger your family and your home. All heating systems need regular maintenance.
Different heating systems have unique maintenance requirements. Oil furnace maintenance is especially important. Even a small problem like a clogged burner, cracked heat exchanger or corroded flue pipe can compromise efficiency and release hazardous carbon monoxide in your home. If you have an oil-burning, gas or electric heating system, have it serviced annually at the beginning of the heating season.
Our heating experts are available in Bath, Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem and the greater Lehigh Valley. Call Sullivan Oil & Propane today at (610) 813-6555 to schedule a heating tune-up or to learn more about preventive maintenance agreements that can be customized for your individual needs.