Help Your Home Keep You Comfy This Fall and Winter

two-women-leaning-back-on-couch-with-mugs-looking-comfortableIf you’ve lived in southern Vermont for even just a year, then you know that once the official start of fall starts, the temperatures can plummet. You’ll go from wearing shorts and sandals to jeans and boots real soon! The change can happen really quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! One way to prep is with professional heating maintenance. Taking care of your heater helps it take care of you so you can stay comfy this fall and winter!

Of course, you might be wondering if professional heating maintenance is really worth it. It definitely is! It’s pretty important for your comfort as well as the efficiency and efficacy of your heating system during the cooler months. The alternative would be to just wait for your heater to experience repair issues, or potentially even break down completely. Read on as we uncover what routine, professional, heating maintenance will do for you and your family!

Don’t Wait On Scheduling Maintenance

We understand that the idea of scheduling a professional service for your heater when nothing is actively wrong with it can seem like a pain. But skipping it can lead to more problems.

Annual maintenance for your heater is vital to your heater’s health and the comfort of you and your family, because:

Maintenance Reduces Repair Needs

By having maintenance done each year on your heater, you can actually help prevent up to 85% of the repair needs your heater might ever have! This is because a lot of the problems that afflict heating systems are actually from natural wear and tear. But ignoring them can create a sort of “domino effect.” For instance, a natural part of wear and tear is the lubrication wearing down on the bearings for your heater’s blower motor.

Re-lubricating these motor bearings is a simple repair job for our team. But if they don’t get relubricated, then they can wear down to the point that it creates too much friction, and your motor overheats. At this point you’ll have a motor that needs repair, or potentially even replacement. As you can probably guess, this is a lot more of a costly job.

Maintenance Keeps You Warm and Safe

Gas-powered heaters are not inherently dangerous. However, if they’re not properly cared for, they can become so. They utilize heat exchangers, and if these heat exchangers get cracked, it can cause carbon monoxide to enter your home, which can be quite dangerous. This is more likely to happen in an aging system, but it should always be checked. Our maintenance inspections are thorough, and we’ll make sure this isn’t a problem.

Maintenance Keeps Your System Efficient

When you schedule annual heating maintenance, it counteracts the typical loss in energy efficiency that your heater would otherwise experience. We estimate that for every year a heater goes without maintenance service, it loses about 5% of its efficiency, which means you’re losing money. In the meantime, maintenance can help your heater retain 95% of its efficiency throughout its entire lifespan!

We offer professional and reliable heating service in Springfield, VT, and so much more. Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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