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Now is the Time for This Important Heating Service


Heating season has arrived. You probably didn’t give your heater much thought through the spring and summer as you were more focused on staying cool. And even though it doesn’t get terribly cold here in Southern California, you definitely want your heater to work as the temperatures cool down. 

But what if your heater doesn’t turn on right away? After your heater sits unused for half of the year, there’s a good chance that it may not work perfectly. That’s why a heater tune-up is important before winter sets in. If you need to schedule annual furnace maintenance this fall season, give our team a call. 

Stay Ahead of Repairs

If you could choose between fixing heater repair needs on your terms or taking your chances on being surprised by a potential repair later on, which would you choose? Of course, there’s always a chance that you can skip maintenance and your heater will work just fine – for now. 

But scheduling annual heater maintenance is the best way to stay ahead of surprise heater repairs. Our technicians can address small issues inside your heater so that they never become big issues. We can help you prevent heater breakdowns by tightening screws, lubricating parts that work together, and cleaning out built-up dust and dirt. 

Boost Energy Efficiency

Sure, you want your home to be warm. But you don’t want to pay an exorbitant amount in energy bills. When your heater is first installed, it’s at the peak of its energy efficiency. But over time. This efficiency fades because parts wear down and your heater has to work harder to warm your home. But annual maintenance helps keep your heater closer to that new condition so that you can enjoy greater energy efficiency for longer. 

Heater Lifespan

Maintenance can be the difference in your heater lasting for five or more years longer than if you didn’t have maintenance. Without investing in annual heater maintenance, your heater stands to last between 10 and 15 years. But with annual heater maintenance, it could last upwards of 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. 

An Investment in Safety

Your heater has some combination of gas and electrical connections to power the unit and may even have refrigerant inside to aid in heating the air. Faulty wires, gas leaks, and holes in the refrigerant lines can add up to big problems for your heater, home, and even your health. 

But annual maintenance is a great way to identify safety concerns early on and fix them. Our team of experts has keen eyes that can see the smallest of heater problems and offer a solution to keep your family safe and warm all winter long. Other problems pale in comparison to safety concerns that your heater may pose. And you can’t see the gas lines or wires inside of your unit to tell whether or not something is wrong – so these problems definitely require expert care.

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

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