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How Maintenance Prevents the Need for Heating Repair

Scheduling heating maintenance every year can increase the efficiency of your heating system, so you’ll save money every month on your heating bills. But many homeowners choose to schedule maintenance for another reason: to avoid the dreaded repair call. While scheduling maintenance may take some time out of your day, it’s a far smaller task than repairing a broken unit. And maintenance greatly reduces your risk of a failed heating system on a cold night. Here are some of the problems that may be caught during a maintenance visit, preventing the need for heating repair.

Excess of Dirt and Debris

If there is too much dirt or debris in your heating system, it may cause repair needs later on. This could include dirt along the coils of a heat pump that reduces its effectiveness or a buildup of soot in a furnace that could lead to corrosion. During maintenance, a technician will clean any part of your system that could suffer as a result of dirt and residue, and lets you know how to care for your system throughout the heating season.

Clogged Filter

The filter of your ducted air system keeps pollutants out of your home, but it may become clogged in a short period of time, especially if you run your heating system throughout the day and night. Your furnace or heat pump each needs a certain amount of airflow in order to effectively and efficiently heat your home. Without the proper amount of airflow, you may not be comfortable in your home, and other components of your heating system will have to work harder to keep up. This can lead to both high energy bills and major damages. A technician can tell you if your filter is affecting your AC, and whether you need to change it more often than once every month.

Electrical Problems

If you have an electric furnace or heat pump, electrical problems are a concern for the well-being of your unit. With heating maintenance, a technician tightens connections and checks the voltage of your unit to ensure your heating system does not stop running suddenly.

Whether you need to schedule an annual maintenance visit or heating repair in Everett, WA, call the folks at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today!

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