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Still Haven’t Schedule Heating Maintenance? Here’s Why You Should

service-blue-markerNovember already! The fall is flashing past quickly, and winter will be here before we know it. Your household will start relying more and more on its central heating system. Before your central heater becomes, well, central to your home life, make sure you’ve scheduled regular maintenance for it with our professionals.

If you’ve already gotten maintenance done, great. If you haven’t, don’t worry—it’s not too late. And if you feel on the fence about whether it’s really that important to have this job done every year, here are a few reasons you absolutely want an annual maintenance inspection and tune-up with our technicians:

Safety!

What type of heater do you have installed in your house? The most likely answer is “a gas furnace,” which is the most popular type of residential heating system. A gas furnace must have a professional inspection each year to help keep it running safely. Inspections will locate any leaks or spots where damage and wear may lead to leaks and combustion hazards. A clean bill of health for your furnace means a safe winter and fewer concerns.

Protect the warranty

If you read over the manufacturer’s warranty for your home heating system, you’ll probably find a clause stating that the warranty only remains in force if the system has professional maintenance each year. You want the warranty to remain in force to protect you in case of heating system failure due to a factory fault. (Around 2% of all HVAC systems leave the factory with some type of fault.)

Reduce repair frequency

Here’s a fact that puts regular maintenance in perspective: around 85% of the repairs a heater may need are preventable through routine professional inspections and tune-ups. This means you’re unlikely to run into any heating trouble over the winter when you keep up with maintenance. You’ll also save money with on all those repairs you don’t need to schedule.

Defend against unexpected breakdowns

There are heating repairs and then there’s heater rescues. One of the last things you want to happen during a cold winter night is for your heating system to completely fail because of a major malfunction. Thanks to maintenance, you can go into the season knowing there’s little chance of this happening.

Extend equipment life

Although any heater will eventually need a replacement, the more years you can get out of your system, the better a return on your original investment in it. After all, there’s no “repair” more expensive than having to replace a heater years before its time. Maintenance extends the service life of furnaces so you get the most from the installation.

We offer excellent maintenance plans to care for your heating and cooling system. With our three different tiers, you’ll have no problem finding the best plan to meet your needs and budget.

There’s no way to stop all heating repair issues, no matter how well-maintained your heating system is. You can always rely on our technicians to have heating problems in your home fixed fast.

Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. serves Delaware County and The Main Line, PA. Schedule your annual heating maintenance with us!

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