Folks who aren’t Nashville natives may think that it’s always warm here, even during winter. However, even though we don’t experience consistently cold winters like our neighbors on the east coast or in the north, we do have chilly temperatures during the winter! And this is why it’s so important that you invest in routine professional heating maintenance.
The Maynard Man is here to encourage you to get this service done, but also to point out just why it’s so important. Read on!
The Importance of Routine Heating Maintenance
We can’t stop emphasizing the word “routine” here. The Maynard Man recommends that you have heating system maintenance done once a year, just like you have maintenance done on your cooling system each year—or at least we hope this is the case!
This preventative inspection and tune-up for your heating system is the best service you can get for it, as it ensures your comfort as well as equipment efficiency for the lifespan of the system. Read on to learn some of the great benefits of regular heating maintenance!
Longer Equipment Lifespan
By investing in routine maintenance, you’re protecting your investment … and an HVAC system IS certainly an investment! Lack of preventive maintenance can lead to your heating system breaking down years before it’s meant to. With maintenance, however, you can expect your heating system to easily make it to its manufacturer’s estimated service life.
Improved System Efficiency
Natural wear and tear is going to cut into the efficiency of your heating system. However, regular maintenance helps us spot wear and tear and make appropriate repairs or adjustments before it turns into a system breakdown.
As a result, your heating system will operate more efficiently, not draining as much power and therefore not costing you as much to run.
Fewer Repair Needs
You can always count on The Maynard Man when you need quality, reliable repairs for your heating system or for your air conditioner. But did you know that routine maintenance can actually help prevent up to 85% of the repairs your system may ever need throughout its lifetime?
The way this works is that during maintenance we are able to check for signs of wear and tear, like we mentioned above. When we find wear and tear, we can either make adjustments or tell you what repairs are necessary. Once those repairs are made, it gets your heater running back to normal.
But without maintenance, we don’t have the chance to check for these kinds of things. So, something as seemingly benign as the lubrication wearing down on the motor bearings, which is easy for us to fix during maintenance, can turn into too much friction being introduced to the motor, and the motor burning out as a result.