The official start of fall is September 22, and that’s why we’ve already started to recommend our customers schedule their seasonal heating maintenance. Right now is a great time to get on our work calendar for a tune-up and inspection of your furnace or other residential heater. This way you’ll head into the cooler weather with confidence that the heating system will work as it should, with low chance of malfunctions and high chance of saving you money on energy bills.
We often receive questions from customers about heating maintenance, and we’d like to address of few of them here.
- “Do all types of heating systems need annual maintenance?” Yes, they do. It might seem like a natural gas furnace would require more attention than a heat pump or radiant system, but the truth is that any residential heater undergoes enough stress over winter to need the attention of professionals.
- “How long does heating maintenance take?” Not long at all, especially if the system is in good shape. You can expect our expert technicians to be in and out of your house in less than two hours. It’s a small investment of time for a full winter’s worth of comfort and peace of mind.
- “Does heating maintenance pay back its costs quickly?” You’ll start saving each month. The U.S. Department of Energy conducted studies on various HVAC systems to test how much less it cost to run a well-maintained system compared to one without regular maintenance. The results were an average of $33 in savings each month. When you combine that with an 85% reduction in repair needs and the extended equipment life, regular maintenance is a good deal indeed!
To arrange for maintenance for your furnace, heat pump, or radiant heating system, call on Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration. We service Burke, VA and throughout all of Northern Virginia.