A bit of a chill goes through the air, and then a few days later, it’s warm again. That’s what life is like here in Southern California during the winters. In fact, it’s why most of us love it down here! But when you experience winters this mild, it makes it easy to forget that heating systems do have a part to play and it’s vital to keep a heating system in a home in the best shape.
And the way to do that is to have annual maintenance during the fall for the heater, whether it’s a furnace, heat pump, or ductless mini split system. Winter hasn’t officially begun, so there is definitely still time to arrange for your yearly heating maintenance.
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Annual Maintenance
It’s actually never too later to have maintenance, even when winter has already started. We just stress doing it in the fall because it’s easier to schedule and gives you more time to reap the benefits. Sooner is better than later when it comes to preventive work. But later is always better than never!
One of the big reasons we don’t recommend letting maintenance slide for a year (or possibly more—it does happen!) is safety. Many homes use natural gas power for stoves and ovens, and so they also use the natural gas to power a furnace. This is a cost-effective way to enjoy great home heating. But any natural gas appliance can pose a safety risk without regular inspections and tune-ups. You don’t want concerns about gas leaks and combustion hazards from a faulty furnace pestering your peace of mind over the winter! Maintenance allows technicians to find out where there may be developing safety issues and have them addressed in time.
Regular maintenance also means a much more reliable heating system over the winter. It’s not fun to have a day when you really need your heater running only to discover it won’t come on. Maintenance addresses numerous issues with a heating system and removes the effects of wear and tear, and this helps avoid 95% of potential system failures.
When you have regular maintenance, you’re also investing in a longer service life for the heater, and skipping a year or two will mean the effects of aging will catch up faster to the system. Scheduling regular maintenance helps you receive the most back from your initial investment in the heating system. You certainly wouldn’t want to have to replace a furnace years before it’s time!
It takes professionals to handle heating maintenance. For Los Angeles, CA HVAC experts with years of experience taking care of all kinds of heating and cooling needs, contact us. You can sign up for our maintenance program to save year-round on your heating and air conditioning. We offer different levels of membership depending on how many systems you need maintained. We’ll find the right maintenance program for you.
Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical serves Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Call our certified service technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!