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Why Preventative Maintenance is Crucial for Your Heating

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Preventative Maintenance 101

When it comes to taking care of your home heating system, preventative maintenance can be the difference between a well-functioning, efficient, and long-lasting unit vs. one that breaks down frequently and costs you more money over time.

Whether you have a boiler or furnace, maintenance is key to preserving peak performance. In fact, the Indoor Air Quality Association states that regular maintenance can reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%! It can also save you money and headaches on repairs and surprise system failures. Here are some tips on why maintaining your heating system will reap significant benefits.

Preventing Costly Repairs

When the temperature drops below zero as it so often does in Minnesota winters, the last thing you want is for your furnace to suddenly stop working. During our long winters, you need warmth... not only for comfort but for your health and safety.

Therefore, doing all you can to keep your system maintained will ensure it doesn’t suddenly break down. Preventative maintenance is also more cost-effective than waiting for something to go wrong and then needing an emergency repair.

System Lifespan

Maintaining your system is recommended by the manufacturer to help it last as long as possible. Running your system inefficiently or with unaddressed malfunctions will place additional wear and tear on your unit. This prevents your system from lasting as long as it could and requires you to replace it sooner than necessary.

Regular professional maintenance may be a requirement of your system’s warranty. Therefore, if a problem does arise, it will be covered as long as you’ve adhered to the required maintenance.

Heating Efficiency

Efficiency is an essential part of running your heating system. Not only does improved efficiency reduce your recurring energy costs, but it also helps the system accumulate less wear and tear, therefore resulting in fewer potential issues and a longer lifespan.

One of the simplest ways to improve efficiency is to regularly change your air filter. As dirt and debris build up in the filter, it can restrict airflow and cause the system to work harder, adding stress and using additional energy. We recommend checking your filter monthly, especially if you have pets and/or children!

Trust Your Certified Pros

For annual maintenance, repairs, and new system installation, trust the pros at Standard Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact our team at (612) 324-1015 to see how we can help keep your system (and your home) running smoothly!