burnersWell, here we are. The last month of the year. We’re going to assume that you’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks, and plan on spending the rest of the year, preparing and executing holiday plans totally flawlessly and without tearing your hair out in frustration. That’s all well and good, and we wish you luck with it. However, the holiday plans are not the only things that need your attention over the next few weeks.

We’re also in the middle of winter, and that means that it’s time to make sure that you can rely on your heater to keep you comfortable throughout the next several months. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive heating maintenance for your system, no matter what kind of heater you’re using. Read on to find out more about why it’s so beneficial to make use of professional heating maintenance every year.

Catching Problems Early

Rapid response is the name of the game when it comes to keeping your heating system safe from issues. The problem with that is that most of the malfunctions that you’re likely to run into with your heating system over the years are not going to announce themselves with trumpets and burning shrubbery. An issue in your heating system can go for months without being detected, all the while it grows and does more damage to the system. By the time you do notice that your heater is experiencing some kind of issue, you’re likely going to have to spend a lot more money on getting the damage repaired. Nobody wants to deal with that, which is why preventive maintenance is so important.

Preventive maintenance appointments allow your heating technician to find and resolve problems in the system before they have the chance to develop far enough to cause serious damage. Heating systems that receive regular maintenance have been shown to be up to 90% more energy efficient than system that don’t. They’ve also been found to be much more energy efficient.

When to Schedule Heating Maintenance

The best time to schedule heating maintenance is during fall, before you start using the system on a regular basis. This makes sure that any preexisting problems are solved, and that the heating system is in top condition to cope with the added strain. If you were in any other part of the country, you’d probably be reading this too late to take the best advantage of preventive maintenance. Fortunately, you live in Southern California and we just started getting colder weather a couple weeks ago.

For most heating systems, one maintenance appointment is enough to keep them in good shape. Please keep in mind, though, that heat pumps accumulate wear and tear twice as quickly since they are used throughout the year. Those systems need maintenance twice a year to stay in good shape, once in spring and once in fall.

Total Comfort, Inc. offers a full range of heating maintenance services in Costa Mesa, CA. If you need heating maintenance services, no matter what system you have, contact us today for an appointment.