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4 Big Reasons to Service Your Heater This Fall

Depending on your setup, there’s a good chance that your heater has been dormant or barely used for most of summer. This is why there’s usually a bit of a public panic during the first real cold snap each year. People turn on their heaters and they don’t work, barely work, or do something strange and scary. In any case, it’s way better to test and service the heater before you really need it.

Prevent Problems and Safety Risks

Furnaces are one of the more dangerous systems in a typical modern home, which is why it’s important to always respect the power and danger involved. Running a faulty or dirty heater can become a safety risk for the entire home as a fire hazard and air quality concern. Routine inspection and preventative maintenance drastically reduces the chances of a serious breakdown.

Avoid Higher Costs

It’s only common sense that costs and delays depend on supply and demand. The demand for qualified HVAC technicians tends to go up when the weather takes a turn for the colder or if a winter storm is coming through. Waiting until the situation compels you to act means you’ll be seeking services along with everyone else in the community.

Consider Replacement Before Winter

Many South Bend homes are fitted with aging heating systems that simply weren’t designed to last forever. Eventually it won’t be worth it or even possible to keep repairing or maintaining a system, even if you took good care of it. It’s better to find out you need a totally new system a few months ahead of winter than during a deep freeze.

Brace for Winter Storms

A winter storms can be a serious problem if it knocks out power and interferes with travel for an extended period of time. It can be difficult to get prompt plumbing service during hazardous weather, which is why you want your heater to be fully prepared to handle the load when a blizzard rolls through. Be proactive now so you don’t get stuck shivering in your home for days on end with the entire family huddled around a single space heater.

Perkins Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is proud to serve our friends and neighbors in South Bend and the surrounding communities in Indiana. We encourage you to reach out this fall and schedule a furnace tune up while the weather is still mild. Our technicians offer comprehensive services for all your heating and cooling needs.

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