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Winter Maintenance Tips: Don’t Forget About Your Heating System

  • Mar 7, 2017

There are many things we think about in the lead up to winter. Unfortunately, our heating system are often left off of that list.

After suffering through the heat of the summer, is it any wonder heating our homes is way down at the bottom of our list of priorities? But it shouldn’t be.

If you’re one of the majority that waits until they notice a fault before they call out for heating repair, then think again. Most problems are too far along to safeguard our systems from damage by the time the problem is noticeable.

When winter hits and you’re shivering in your thermals on the phone to the heating repair technician, trust us, you’ll wish you had turned a little bit of attention to maintaining your heating system sooner.

There are many reasons as to why regular maintenance of your home heating is important. Here are a few of them to give you food for thought.

 

It reduces the likelihood of a breakdown

When the temperature falls below freezing the last thing you want is a heating system that won’t heat. Scheduling maintenance by a professional will allow not only existing problems to be detected and fixed, but it also provides you with the opportunity to nip any potential issues in the bud before they have the chance to get worse.

Another advantage of a heating service is that they will clean all of the parts of the system so everything is functioning as well as possible.

It can reduce your energy bills

Winter, AKA ‘the holiday season’. It’s already costly enough without spending more than you need to on your energy bills.
Unfortunately, if you skip out on heating maintenance, that’s probably exactly what you’re doing. If left untouched, over time your heating system will start to use energy increasingly inefficiently. And as a result, your energy bills will go up and up.
Even if you think scheduling a yearly heating service is an unnecessary expense, it will end up saving you money in the long run.

 

It can maximise the longevity of your heating system

You know what’s more inconvenient than organising heating maintenance? Completely replacing a part, or all, of a broken system.
Regularly getting your heating system checked out means it’s in good shape. And not working harder than necessary to heat your home.

If your heating system is left unchecked, all of the extra work it has to do to compensate for the lack of maintenance will eventually lead it to such a bad state it may not be repairable. Keeping all of the components of the system in tip top shape will lead the whole thing to last longer.

Remember, prevention is better than cure.

Get in touch with a qualified technician today to get your heating system checked out ready for the winter.