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4 Big Problems Annual Heating Service Helps Prevent


Annual heating service offers a variety of benefits. It can lower your energy costs by helping to maintain your heater’s efficiency, while also extending your heater’s lifespan. But there are also four big problems that an annual heating service helps to prevent. 

If you’ve been searching for ‘heater service near me,’ you are in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about these four problems and why you want to invest in preventative maintenance before the winter season is over. 

1. Fewer Furnace Failures

You don’t want to come home from work one day to find that your heater stopped working earlier in the day and your home is freezing inside. But it happens all the time to our customers. When you invest in preventative maintenance every year for your heater, they reduce the chance that your furnace will fail. This is because our experts can take a look at your entire system, and identify problems while they are small. When you can fix a minor issue, you prevent it from becoming a bigger and more expensive issue down the road. 

2. Improved Safety

Safety is a concern no matter what type of furnace you have, but it is a greater concern if your furnace is powered by propane, oil, or natural gas. Even the smallest hole or crack in your heat exchanger can allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Breathing in these toxic fumes can lead to serious health problems. Plus, the fumes leave you at risk for fire hazards. When you invest in an annual tuneup, our team has a chance to inspect your unit closely and identify holes and cracks before you are impacted negatively.

And remember that electric heaters can pose safety risks too. It’s possible for your wiring to wear down over time and cause fire hazards. It’s also possible that you need to upgrade your electrical panel at some point if it can no longer handle your heater’s power needs. 

3. Expensive Energy Bills

If you’re like most families in America, you live on a budget. A higher-than-normal energy bill can easily mess up your finances for months to come. But when you invest in heater maintenance, you help to maintain that efficiency. And efficiency is not just good for your energy bills. It also means that your furnace is not having to work as hard to heat your home. As it loses efficiency, the workload increases and so does the wear and tear on your unit. 

4. Manufacturer’s Warranty

You may think that your manufacturer’s warranty is valid no matter what. However, it does come with some responsibilities that you have to uphold as the homeowner. One of those is not working on your heater yourself. You always want to have a certified expert fix any heater problems. Working on your heater yourself can void your warranty. Not having annual maintenance can also void your warranty. If you do not take care of your unit, it is inevitable that the system will not last as long. 

Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with us. Done Right, Priced Right.

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