Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

Have You Tuned Up Your Heater Yet?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

We’re full swing into the cold weather season now! While California cold is mild compared to other states, that doesn’t mean we don’t need great home heating systems for our winter season. When we say you need a “great heating system,” we’re not saying that you need to ditch your current heater for a new one. We’re suggesting that you tune-up your system.

If you’re looking for heating maintenance services in Hanford, CA, you can contact our team of professionals for all the work you need. We’ll take a deep dive into your system and tune it up to perfection. Don’t skip out on maintenance. It really is a worthwhile service and we’ll get into why below.

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Now’s the Time for Furnace Maintenance

Monday, November 20th, 2017

FurnaceWe’re getting deeper into heating season, which means that now is the time to make sure that your heating system is ready to deal with the added strain. There are a number of ways that you can go about making sure your furnace is ready for winter, but the single best way you can do it is by scheduling preventive maintenance. Read on to find out more about furnace maintenance, and why it’s important that you schedule it sooner, rather than later.

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It’s Almost Time for Heating Maintenance

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Summer’s almost over, and that means it’s almost time to start using your heating system again. Before the cold weather starts to set in, however, it’s important that you make sure to schedule maintenance for the heating system. Heating maintenance will make sure that you’re properly prepared for the stresses of winter. Read on to find out how.

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What Are the Benefits to Heating Maintenance?

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Cooler weather is finally here. You’ve got your heater on throughout the night and you feel perfectly comfortable in your home. There’s no need to worry about calling a technician for heating service, right? Actually, if you haven’t considered calling a technician for heating maintenance this year, you’re missing out on a valuable service that could just save your wallet from unexpected expenses and protect your family from a sudden loss of heating.

When you schedule heating maintenance, a technician looks over every single component of your system, making some adjustments and cleaning key parts along the way. If you schedule this service every year, you may notice any of the following benefits.

  • Increased Performance: Sure, your heating system may seem to work just fine, but with heating maintenance, you may notice enhanced performance. Dirty or worn down parts can cause your system to take longer to heat your home, but with a tune up you may notice a more accurate temperature and faster heating cycles.
  • Fewer Repairs: When parts of your system are dirty or if they require an adjustment, they simply cannot work as they are supposed to. This means you may make frequent calls to the repair technician, often at inconvenient times of the day. With heating maintenance, you can find out about repair needs ahead of time, so your system doesn’t break down in the middle of the night. Cleaning and adjustment also helps ward off repairs, possibly for the remainder of the heating season.
  • Lower Utilities: Finally, regular tune ups can help lower your utilities, as a clean system in top shape uses a lot less energy to heat up a home. The savings may be quite noticeable, since your heating system generally comprises a large portion of your bills.

So when is the best time to schedule heating maintenance? Right now! Many experts recommend scheduling maintenance right before the heating season begins. However, it’s not too late; heating maintenance at any time of year can still provide all of these benefits and more. If you want professional heating maintenance in Lemoore, call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today!

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How Can Heater Maintenance Lower Heating Bills?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Heater maintenance is not something one does simply to keep the system from breaking down, although that is a good benefit. The lesser known, but equally important, benefit of regular heater maintenance is that it actually increases the efficiency of your furnace. Regular maintenance is so important to the health and efficiency of a heating system that many warranties require it in order to remain valid.

Read on to discover how heater maintenance can measurably lower your heating bill.

Halting the Decline

As parts continue to experience wear and tear from regular use, their ability to perform their jobs will naturally decline. This is an unavoidable fact. When this occurs in heating systems, it manifests as a slow decrease in heating efficiency. The heating unit will have to work harder and harder to achieve the same results. In order to work harder, your heater will have to consume more and more energy. This is what causes the increase in your heating bills. Eventually, the culmination of this wear and tear will cause your heater to stop working altogether.

The primary way that heater maintenance lowers your heating bills is by halting this decline. Parts that are beginning to show signs of wear can be found and replaced before they show a serious loss in efficiency. This prevents your heating system from working as hard, and thus consuming more energy. This will become especially noticeable if you compare bills from before and after your heater receives long-delayed maintenance.

Preventing Replacement

Though not a monthly bill, the highest cost you can incur for your heating system is if you have to replace it completely. This is not something that happens often. When it does happen, however, it can cost you thousands of dollars. Regular maintenance ensures that your unit will not die because of something preventable or easily fixed. The longer you put off scheduling preventative maintenance on your heater, the more money you are losing to needlessly high heating bills.

If you need to schedule preventative or reparative heater maintenance in Lemoore, call Shaw’s Air Conditioning. Our professional HVAC technicians can resolve all your heating problems.

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Can Heating Maintenance Save Me Money?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Here in Visalia, CA, heating services are usually on call in the winter rather than the summer. Our nights can get chilly in December and January, but summertime temperatures are quite high, and most homeowners are more concerned with keeping their air conditioning running than fixing their heaters. Ironically, that’s an ideal time to think about servicing you furnace. A regular maintenance session from a trained professional before heating season begins is a prudent move, regardless of whether you’re thinking about your heater or not. “Can heating maintenance save me money?” you ask. The answer is invariably “yes.” Here’s why.

Heating maintenance isn’t the same thing as repair. A repair call addresses a specific problem with you heater. Maintenance, on the other hand, is designed to prevent problems from starting, or at least identify them before they cause too much damage. A service technician will inspect your heater, clean up any dust or build-up on the system’s interior, tighten any loose bolts or screws, and run it to make sure that it’s functioning efficiently. If he spots anything in need of more formal repairs, he can schedule that right away, before it becomes a problem.

This process saves you money in two ways. First, it lowers the cost of any potential repairs by dealing with them when they’re still relatively minor (as opposed to waiting for them to create more significant damage to the system). Second and perhaps more importantly, the cleaning reduces friction and strain on the system, helping it perform more efficiently. That reduces your monthly heating bills, as well as extending the overall life of your furnace.

None of that would be possible without a regular heating maintenance session from a qualified Visalia heating maintenance technician. Not only can heating maintenance save you money, but it can save you time and aggravation by ensuring that your heater doesn’t quit on you just when you need it the most.

In Visalia, CA heating services are provided by Shaw’s Air Conditioning. Our trained heating maintenance experts are ready to keep your heater clean and well-maintained. Pick up the phone and give us a call to set up an appointment device.

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