Heating Maintenance Company
Aside from installing a new heating system, calling a professional for heating maintenance is the key to reliably heating your home. Learn the advantages of yearly maintenance for your heating and cooling system, and the distinctions between heater and heat pump upkeep.
Regular maintenance for your heater is of paramount importance to ensure the continued comfort and safety of your home. Regular maintenance extends the life of your heating system and prevents problems during important times.
Maintenance prevents expensive repairs and keeps energy efficiency high, reducing utility bills by addressing small issues early.
Moreover, a well-maintained heater operates smoothly, providing consistent warmth and air quality while minimizing the risk of hazardous emissions. Investing in heater maintenance translates into peace of mind, reliable performance, and a cozy living environment for you and your family.
Why You Need Professional Maintenance
- Reduce Heating Costs
As your heater works, it will gradually become less efficient because of wear and tear, leading to higher heating expenses. One of the primary goals of routine maintenance is to maintain your system’s efficiency.
- Improve Reliability
The components wear faster as the efficiency drops lower compared to the system’s engineered design. That additional wear leads to more frequent heating repairs. Sadly, heater repairs often happen when you need it the most, leaving your home cold and costing you for urgent fixes.
- Extend Service Life
Not only does reduced efficiency increase the number of repairs needed, but it also slowly degrades your system’s service life. When you maintain your system’s efficiency, you extend its service life, reducing your annualized expenses for a heating system replacement.
- Better Air Quality
As your heater runs, small contaminants collect throughout the system. Then, as the air continues circulating, it picks up those contaminants, bringing them back out into the air around your home.
The technicians at Velocity Air Conditioning clean these areas of your heating system, including the circulating fan and heat exchanger. By routinely removing these contaminants, you prevent them from circulating back in, improving your overall air quality. Better air quality means better health, less household cleaning, and better efficiency for your system.
- Protect Heater Warranty
Most quality heating system manufacturers include a warranty with their systems to cover any possible premature failures. However, they also understand the excessive wear that neglected maintenance brings with it. That’s why most manufacturers require routine maintenance as a term of their warranty. Fail to keep up on your maintenance, and you may find you have a voided warranty if it fails.
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What Is Heating Maintenance?
Before you jump in and try to conduct maintenance for yourself, it’s important to understand exactly what it includes. Keep in mind that attempting to do this maintenance for yourself may damage your heater.
Maintenance always includes deep cleaning. In addition to the heat exchanger and circulating fan already mentioned, cleaning also includes the burn chamber. Within this, the technician will clean the burners and the thermocouple. The technician will clean, but you should also regularly change the air filter to avoid airflow problems.
Tightening and Balancing
The circulating fan naturally creates vibration as it runs. This vibration loosens mounting hardware and electrical connections, increasing the strain your heater experiences. Your technician will check and tighten each to keep your system operating efficiently. Additionally, your technician will balance your circulating fan to reduce the wear on the fan motor.
Beyond cleaning, tightening and balancing, your technician will also test each stage of the heating cycle. If they find something running poorly, you have time to fix it before depending on your heater.
What is Heat Pump Maintenance?
Heat pumps need slightly different maintenance than do other heaters. A technician will test the refrigerant level to make sure it’s still at the optimal pressure. They’ll also clean the condensing and evaporator coils. Finally, they’ll test the reversing valve to make sure the heating function initiates properly.
Award-Winning Heating Maintenance
Bill Snyder started Velocity Air Conditioning with the vision of providing exceptional heating and air conditioning service at a fair price. That vision is what led the Velocity team to achieve the coveted Best of Home Advisor award in 2020. With Velocity Air Conditioning, you get skilled service from a family-run business. Call (813) 370-0299 to schedule heating maintenance in Largo Fl, Tampa, Clearwater, and nearby areas with our expert technicians.