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6 Reasons to Never Skip Your Annual Heating Tune-Up

Here’s How Routine Maintenance Can Help You Save Money and Hassle

hvac tune up maineWe hear it every fall season from customers near and far: “Do I really need to get a tune-up again this year?

If your heating system is running well, it may seem like you don’t need to get a tune-up. But the fact is regular maintenance stems from those small issues before they get the chance to grow into larger problems. As we head into another Maine winter with ongoing price uncertainty, it pays to be sure your heating system is ready to go. After all, no one wants to be stuck with a large repair or replacement bill in the middle of the cold holiday season.

Understanding the Benefits of Regular Heating System Maintenance

Regular maintenance keeps your system running at peak efficiency. That means you’ll burn fuel more efficiently and keep your monthly heating costs down. In dollars, that can add up to 10% savings on heating costs—a welcomed sight with prices higher than in recent years past.

If you’re still on the fence about booking an annual tune-up, here are 5 more reasons seasonal maintenance can convey its value:

  1. Protection. If your equipment is older, regular maintenance will help to extend its lifespan. If you have a new system, it will protect your investment and keep it running like new.
  2. Prevention. A comprehensive tune-up performed by a trained technician will prevent or correct minor issues, helping you avoid the expense and inconvenience of a major malfunction. No-heat emergencies in the dead of winter are things none of us like to deal with!
  3. Coverage. Most heating equipment warranties require routine professional service as a precondition. Skip your tune-up and your manufacturer’s warranty could be voided. That leaves you to pay out of pocket for expenses that would have otherwise been covered.
  4. Safety. Tune-ups include an inspection of the heat exchanger. When gone unnoticed, a cracked heat exchanger can leak carbon monoxide into your home.
  5. Health. Regular service to your HVAC system will keep the indoor air in your home circulating and clean. Better air-quality in your home will help keep your family more comfortable, especially if anyone suffers from allergies.

Whether you heat your home with propane or oil, the pros at PitStop Propane and Fuels have the expertise to care for your equipment. We perform diagnostics and make repairs on a broad range of equipment, including the latest high-efficiency models. We will make sure your system is primed for everything a southern Maine winter can deliver!

Want to Schedule Your Heating System Maintenance? Give PitStop a Call Today!

Nothing is more important to us than helping you stay comfortable while keeping your heating costs down. When it comes to winter prep, a seasonal tune-up is, hands down, the best tool we offer to ensure a trouble-free season. And, if you think it’s time to replace your old equipment, we can help you with a new high-efficiency system that may cut your heating bills in half.

Contact us to schedule your tune-up today!