There is no question that heater maintenance is one of the best, most cost-effective ways to stay warm in the winter and keep your system running at total capacity. Without regular maintenance, the likelihood increases for your heater failing when you need it the most. Mission Comfort is here to ensure your heating system runs smoothly.
We are your trusted experts for heater maintenance in Waldorf, MD, and the surrounding area. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will keep an eye on your heater to ensure it runs trouble-free.
Signs Your Heating System May Need a Tune-Up
There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a warm, cozy home when it’s chilly outside, only to have a heater that’s not working as it should. If it’s been a while since you scheduled heater maintenance, here are a few signs scheduling one is a smart move.
- Increase in utility bills
- Unusual noises from your system
- Reduced levels of heating
- Reduced airflow
- Reduced comfort
- Change in air quality
The Importance of Heating Maintenance
Many homeowners forget to schedule or skip maintenance altogether. If you still don’t believe that regular maintenance is a good investment, consider the benefits you could be missing. Having your system inspected, cleaned, and tuned by our professionals has several advantages.
Energy savings. A neglected or dirty heating system works harder than it should keep your home warm. Maintenance keeps your unit working efficiently, reduces energy usage, and lowers your monthly energy bill.
An extended equipment lifespan. When you have a clean, well-lubricated system that’s in good repair, it will likely keep you and your family warm for longer.
Lower repair costs. During maintenance, our technicians can detect and rectify minor issues before they become major, costly repairs.
What’s an Annual Heating System Tune-Up?
In addition to an annual inspection or maintenance check, your heating system requires a tune-up each year. The best time to schedule a heater tune-up is before the beginning of the heating season. Depending on the age and condition of your heater, a tune-up may include additional services to keep your space warm all winter. At Mission Comfort, an annual tune-up consists of the following:
- Tightening loose connections and parts
- Lubricating moving parts
- Inspecting the air intake grilles and vent system to remove any blockages
- Checking the heat exchanger for signs of corrosion or damage
- Inspecting the thermostat and calibrating it as needed
- Examining the belts for any signs of cracks or damage