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Why You Should Schedule Heating Maintenance Annually

Most homeowners wait to schedule repairs for their heating systems until a problem presents itself. This is normally to save money on unnecessary repairs. What these homeowners don’t know is that waiting to call for repairs often backfires, causing more damage and costing more money. If you want your heating system to remain in the best possible condition, it’s best to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out more about the benefits of annual maintenance.

Preventive Care

Heating system problems are often progressive, meaning that they will get worse the longer they are allowed to develop. By waiting for a problem to present itself, you often give that problem more time to get worse and damage the system. Preventive maintenance, on the other hand allows your HVAC technician to find and fix problems before they have the chance to damage the system. By scheduling professional maintenance at least once a year, you can save thousands of dollars in heating system repairs. Your system is far more likely to live a long and healthy lifespan with these precautions.

When to Schedule Heating Maintenance

The rule of thumb is to schedule heating maintenance every fall. This ensures that your heating system is in the best possible shape before winter, which is the most stressful part of the year for it. If you miss that opportunity, however, it is far better to schedule it as soon as possible instead of waiting until the next year. Late is better than never when it comes to preventive maintenance. Otherwise, your heating system is far more likely to develop problems under the stress of winter usage.

If you need to schedule preventive maintenance for your heating system, call Douglas Cooling and Heating. We offer a full range of heating services throughout Birmingham, AL.

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