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Getting Your Heating System Ready for Colder Weather

5 Reasons Not to Skip Seasonal Maintenance

heating system Westchester county, ct It’s getting to be pumpkin spice weather. But those crisp fall temperatures and fall foliage also mean you may be firing up your heating system soon. A little attention and prep now will ensure you enjoy a warm and comfortable winter.

The best way to be sure your heating system is ready to go by scheduling your professional tune-up now—if you didn’t have one at the end of last winter.

Our expert heating technicians clean, inspect, test, and prepare your furnace or boiler to make sure it’s ready and running at peak efficiency for the fall and winter months, including:

  • Calibrating your thermostat
  • Checking overall heating function
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Testing safety and limit switches
  • Cleaning and testing burners

Think Twice Before You Skip a Year

You may think skipping a year is no big deal, especially if your equipment is new or has always run pretty well. Here are five smart reasons not to skip your tune-up.

  1. Lower Bills: Without regular maintenance, your heating system will lose about 5% efficiency per year on average – which makes a tune-up an investment that will basically pay for itself.
  2. Improved Reliability: The best way to make sure your heating system will withstand the rigors of a Northeast winter is to have it professionally serviced every year.
  3. Prevent Problems: About 80% of heating system repairs are preventable. That’s because routine seasonal tune-ups will uncover small issues before they turn into more costly heating system repairs.
  4. Warrantee Protection: Many furnace and boiler warranties require annual maintenance from a qualified pro. If you don’t have your system serviced, you might find yourself paying for a heating repair even if the equipment is still under warranty!
  5. Improved Safety: A heating expert can spot the early warning signs of a carbon monoxide problem before it becomes a deadly risk to your family.

Is It Ever Too Late for a Tune-up?

There’s no bad time for a tune up, but there are better times. Fall tune-ups mean you’re ready for whatever winter brings. Getting it done in the spring means scheduling is easier—and the benefits don’t wear off before you turn your system on again. But if you’re seeing certain problems recur more frequently, a tune-up may be just a band-aid for an aging system that’s due for an update. If you’re seeing rising fuel costs, experiencing frequent breakdowns despite regular maintenance, or your system just isn’t keeping you home warm anymore, it might be time to replace it.

Today’s high-efficiency equipment is designed to make your whole home more comfortable while reducing annual energy costs by 30% or more. That’s probably more than what you will spend on maintenance and repairs to keep your old system running.

We offer service plans that are a savvy way to protect your investment in your home heating system. An annual tune-up is included, and so is 24/7 emergency service and big savings on the cost of most repairs.

Don’t wait for the first frost to find out if your heating equipment is ready for winter! Contact the professionals at Casey Energy! We have the training and experience to take care of all your home heating needs.