Why preventative maintenance on your heating system is so important

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Prolong the life of your heating unit by having regular maintenance.

If you can’t remember the last time a specialist checked your furnace or heating system, you need to consider scheduling some preventative maintenance.

Preventative maintenance is a crucial aspect of keeping your heating system healthy and operating smoothly. Heating and air conditioning units are machines, and therefore they won’t last forever. However, you can prolong the life of your unit by having a professional technician, such as a member of Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, provide regular maintenance.

Why tune-ups are so important

Over time, the filters within a heating and air conditioning unit become clogged, coils get dirtied, and, as a result, airflow is blocked. When the airflow becomes blocked, the unit is forced to run “harder,” shortening its lifespan. This, however, isn’t the only reason why tune-ups are so important. In fact, it’s not even the most crucial one.

1. Carbon monoxide leaks. That’s right – if your heating system hasn’t undergone regular maintenance, there is a chance that your equipment could be leaking carbon monoxide. This, as many people know, is a deadly consequence of not properly maintaining a unit. By employing a professional from Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, you can rest easy—their team always performs a furnace safety inspection and checks for the presence of carbon monoxide in your home.

2. A reduction in repairs. Unsurprisingly, many of the issues Van’s One Hour receives in the winter are inquiries about problems that could have been avoided entirely if the client’s unit underwent a preventative maintenance tune-up. Unfortunately, the issues reported are often costly, time-consuming, and a significant burden for customers when compared to a routine tune-up. Think about it – wouldn’t you rather spend your chilly Sundays in a warm house watching the Green Bay Packers play football instead of freezing while a repairman fixes an issue that could have been prevented in the first place?

3. Monthly savings. A more efficient system means less energy used. This, in turn, means that you’ll save money on your monthly bills, especially when Wisconsin is at its coldest. And who doesn’t love to save a little bit of money?\

4. Ensuring your warranty remains intact. It is important to know that some manufacturers require regular maintenance – sometimes yearly – to validate the warranty. This means that if your unit breaks down and you have not had preventative maintenance performed in the last year, your warranty claim could be denied. If that happens, the repairs may not be covered, regardless of what you thought your warranty said. One of the best ways to make sure your warranty remains valid to help protect against costly issues is by having a yearly tune-up performed.

Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers affordable tune-ups so that everyone can stay safe throughout cold winter months and the entire year. You may even qualify for a free tune-up – check out Van’s One Hour’s Heroes Club for more information.

For more information on heating and air conditioning tune-ups, or to learn more about exclusive offers, call Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, located in De Pere and serving all of NE Wisconsin, at 866-573-8386. They’ll make sure you’re keeping your energy usage low while maximizing your heating system’s performance and lifespan.

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