7 Reasons to Get Furnace or Boiler Maintenance This Fall
#1: Prevent breakdowns this winter with boiler or furnace maintenance now
When your heating system breaks down in the dead of winter, it’s much more than an inconvenience. Losing your home’s heat can be deadly, not to mention expensive. Luckily, it’s a problem you can avoid with yearly preventative furnace maintenance (or boiler maintenance, if you have a boiler).
Now is the time to get a furnace or boiler tune up and inspection, ideally before you turn on the heat for the first time. Don’t wait for frigid temperatures to hit Westchester and then find out your heating system is having problems.
Preventing breakdowns isn’t the only reason to get heating system maintenance. Here’s what else you stand to gain.
More benefits of heating maintenance:
#2: Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide
Faulty heating systems can create serious risks beyond finding yourself with no heat. If your gas furnace has combustion problems, including cracks in the combustion chamber or exhaust pipes, the system can leak deadly carbon monoxide into your living space.
That’s a risk you simply can’t take: we’re talking about the possibility of hospitalization or death. Furnace maintenance includes a thorough inspection to catch any potential problems and fix them before they impact your health and safety.
#3. Reduce repair costs
Heating maintenance is like tuning up your car. When you have your furnace or boiler inspected and get small issues fixed (such as replacing dirty filters and replacing worn parts), you won’t have to worry about having bigger and more expensive problems later on.
#4. Lower energy bills
When your furnace or boiler has not been regularly maintained, the filters get clogged, airflow may be reduced, and parts get worn and don’t function as they should. That makes it harder for the system to maintain the set temperature. It runs longer, uses more energy, and drives up your utility bills.
On the other hand, a heating system that is kept in optimal condition works efficiently and uses less energy.
#5. Keep your warranty valid
Heating system manufacturers require regular maintenance as a condition of the equipment warranty. So if you neglect maintenance and then need a warranty repair, your claim may be denied.
#6. Prolong equipment life
It’s a fact: equipment lasts longer when it is properly cared for. You made a significant investment in your heating system, so keep it working for you as long as possible by getting yearly furnace or boiler maintenance.
Residential heating systems have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years, but can last much longer with regular maintenance.
#7. Improve indoor air quality
Here’s a benefit you may not know about: heating system maintenance can help to improve the quality of the air you breathe. With clean filters and equipment that’s working properly, you’ll have less dust and airborne contaminants in your home.
What does a boiler or furnace tune up include?
Here’s a summary of what your technician will do during your maintenance visit:
Inspection & testing. We start by testing the system’s operation to make sure it’s working properly and there are no carbon monoxide leaks. We thoroughly inspect the condition of all components including the ignition assembly, blower, motors, pressure switches, as well as the condition of the ventilation piping. The thermostat and power usage are also checked.
Cleaning. We replace or clean dirty filters (depending on the type), and clean and lubricate all moving parts.
Tune up. We replace faulty electrical components or worn parts, and make any other repairs that are needed to return the system to peak operating condition.
Book your appointment for boiler or furnace maintenance
Here’s why Bruni & Campisi is your #1 choice for heating maintenance in Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield counties:
- We work around your schedule and make heating maintenance appointments when it’s convenient for you.
- We believe in proactive communication: we let you know who’s coming and when they are on the way to your home.
- You can trust our knowledgeable and experienced technicians to do quality work.
- With a heating maintenance plan from Bruni & Campisi, you can get priority response in an emergency and discounted repairs all year long. Check out our Gold, Silver, and Bronze level plans for more details.
Book your appointment now: call 914-229-2809 or schedule an appointment online.
Bruni & Campisi provides 24/7 emergency service, installation, and maintenance for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and generators in Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties. We also offer energy audits, sewer cleaning, and chimney cleaning. With our 40+ years of experience and training, you get the quality service you need.