Believe it or not, we’ve passed the halfway point of fall 2020, and so far, it’s been a relatively mild one here in Vermont. However, we all know this will change considerably in short order! If you haven’t yet had your annual heating system tune-up yet, you might be tempted to skip it altogether.
Over the last 20+ years, we’ve heard all kinds of justifications for skipping routine furnace or boiler maintenance – some of which might seem sensible at first, but don’t pass muster upon further consideration.
Here are four reasons we hear most often, and why they don’t really make sense in the end:
Second, skipping routine heating maintenance can void your equipment warranty – a problem you won’t see coming until the manufacturer won’t honor your coverage when a major repair issue arises.
Today’s high-tech heating appliances are intricate machines that need regular professional attention from a qualified technician, especially after a long winter’s worth of wear and tear.
For starters, you’ll lose about five percent (5%) efficiency every year you skip maintenance: in other words, heating maintenance basically pays for itself by preserving equipment efficiency. Routine maintenance will also help technicians spot and fix small problems that could turn into big, expensive problems if left untreated.
That’s also when everyone else’s equipment breaks down – which means you’ll probably be waiting in your cold house (or in a hotel room) for emergency service!
Heating maintenance is a must-have for an investment as significant as a home heating system.
Don’t gamble with your furnace or boiler – maintain it every year with a NATE-licensed, highly trained heating expert like the ones we have here at Dorr Oil and Propane. Our pros will work quickly, neatly and safely to get your heating system running at its best and most reliable for the New England winter.
For heating maintenance in Manchester, VT, trust the pros at Dorr Oil. Contact us today to learn more.