A lot of homeowners wait to schedule heating maintenance until something goes wrong. This is understandable, since no one really wants to deal with the hassle of maintaining their heating system if they don’t have to. The problem with this method is that it not only harms the heating system through negligence, but wastes money as well. Regular heating maintenance can actually save you quite a bit of money. Read on to find out how.
Combating Wear and Tear
Problems with your heating system don’t just happen out of nowhere. There is always a decline from working properly to the point of breaking. Homeowners usually don’t see this happening, so they don’t see the need to call an HVAC technician until something seems to be wrong. As this wear and tear accumulates on parts, however, those parts will decrease in effectiveness. This will cause the system to consume more energy, as it will have to work longer to produce the same results. This increased time of operation translates to a higher heating bill for you. Regular heating maintenance can combat this process by finding and replacing parts that are becoming a drag on your system.
Forced air heating systems lose almost 30% of their heat on average to duct leaks. That’s almost one-third of your total heat output that is being wasted every time you turn the heat on. Boiler systems and heat pumps experience leaks of a more serious kind, draining water pressure and refrigerant respectively. Beyond simply wasting money, these leaks can prevent the system from circulating heat at all, as well as causing water damage. Just like the normal wear and tear, these leaks often go unnoticed until the present a serious problem to the rest of the system. Regular heating maintenance is the best way to find and seal these leaks before they can do far more damage.
If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance in a while, call Ierna’s Heating and Cooling. We provide heating maintenance services throughout Wesley Chapel.