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Why Your Heating System Needs a Tune-Up Before Turning It On

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Your home’s heating system has likely been off for a long time. Therefore, an experienced HVAC expert should inspect it before you start using it again in fall. That way, you can catch any hidden problems and repair them before the damage spreads and makes your family uncomfortable. A tune-up on your heating system will improve your indoor air quality, save energy and reduce operational costs.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

During a maintenance visit, an HVAC professional will change your system’s air filter and look at your ductwork. If you have pests, dirt, dust, pollen or other contaminants in your ducts, they could spread to the rest of your home. As a result, they can worsen allergy or asthma symptoms. In some cases, you may need to have your ductwork cleaned to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Changing your filter on your own every one to three months can also help keep the air cleaner and reduce strain on your heating system.

Save Energy This Winter

A problem with your heater, like leaky ductwork or inadequate insulation, can waste lots of energy. Straining your heating system will also waste energy. If your energy bills are larger than they were at about the same time last year, there’s likely something wrong with your heating system. During a tune-up, a service technician can diagnose your heating system and make sure it’s maximizing energy efficiency.

Lower Operational Costs

Paying for regular maintenance and some minor repairs now will be much less expensive than risking a breakdown tomorrow. Many issues also increase wear and tear, shortening your system’s life and forcing you to replace it sooner. A maintenance plan will keep your system in peak condition and give you convenient reminders to make sure you don’t forget to have it checked. It’s an investment that pays off.

Air Conditioning by Luquire can help you with maintaining, repairing or installing your heating system, along with a variety of other HVAC equipment. We can also help you with all your plumbing needs. For honest and friendly service, call us anytime at 334-230-5870.

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