When is the right time to have your
heating system checked? Is it too early to have it done in September, or should you wait until
the cold weather arrives?
Like many questions, the answer is "the sooner is better." Don't
worry about the outside temperature. Heating components can be inspected
at any time, so why wait until schedules get crowded? Once the cold weather
arrives you may have trouble scheduling a convenient appointment.
When is the Best Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance?
Tom's Mechanical, our Arlington heating service company recommends
both a fall and a spring inspection to its residential customers. Heating
and air conditioning systems operate best when they are clean and properly adjusted.
What can go wrong with a heating system? In the best case, gas furnaces
should be cleaned and inspected annually. In the worst case a cracked
heat exchanger can introduce dangerous carbon monoxide into your home.
With electric heaters it is important to check for proper operation and
safety. It isn't uncommon for a heat strip to stick in the "on"
position causing very high electric bills. Finally, heat pumps are highly
complex pieces of equipment which should be tuned up twice annually to
produce the best results.
Even when the temperatures are still warm outside it is time to think about
your fall heating inspection. Just think how smart you will feel when
your friends are scrambling during the first cold spell and you are enjoying
a warm, toasty home!
Contact Tom's Mechanical today to schedule a fall inspection.