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How To Maintain Your Heater In The Spring

heating tune-upSpring cleaning is a popular trend because it’s a great season to take care of maintenance tasks that may have been neglected during the winter. The same holds true for your heater maintenance. Now that winter is behind us in Middlesex County and Norfolk County, MA. – at least for this year! – you can focus on clearing out the dust and debris, and remedying the wear and tear, that accumulated during the colder months. Read on to learn more about how a spring tune-up is just what your heating system needs to recover from its busy season and prepare for next fall.

What makes spring ideal for heater maintenance?

There are a number of factors that make spring the perfect season to take care of tuning up your heater, including:

  • Spring is the only off-season for your system: Fall temperatures can sometimes be just as hard on heating systems as winter can be, but summer is rough on heaters for another reason. Many heating systems are interconnected to your air conditioning system, and they also typically use the same ductwork and blowers. It’s better to do maintenance work on your system when it’s not being taxed by either the air conditioner or the heater.
  • Spring is flexible for technicians: Quality HVAC professionals want to give their customers the time and attention they deserve, no matter the season. However, it is certainly easier to block out ample time in a technician’s schedule during the spring, when they aren’t as busy.
  • Spring provides a window of opportunity: If any issues are identified with your heater, spring season can buy you a little leeway when it comes to ordering parts and making a decision that works best for your family and budget. You won’t have to pay for emergency services and can take the time to research your options.

What does heating maintenance include?

Spring is the ideal time to make sure your heating system is in good working order by:

  • Cleaning the component parts, including the coils;
  • Replacing anything showing wear and tear;
  • Tightening loose parts, including valves;
  • Inspecting the entire system for damage;
  • Replacing the air filter;
  • Making efficiency recommendations;
  • Evaluating if any components are due for an upgrade.

Take advantage of a service plan

Maintaining and repairing your heating and cooling equipment can be expensive! That’s why we encourage our customers to schedule regular tune-ups to reduce the risk of breakdowns and extend the life of their equipment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regularly maintained equipment can also lower your annual energy use by up to 15%.

The easiest way to enjoy these benefits—and more—is to enroll in one of our service plans so you can save on repairs, cover your annual tune-up and get a fast response for emergency service! For added savings and peace of mind, our oil and gas service plans offer full or partial coverage on parts and labor. They include maintenance plans that help prevent breakdowns and extend the life of your equipment, so give us a call.

Needham Oil Complete has you COMPLETELY covered this spring! If you want to save money on repairs and enjoy peace of mind, become a customer today. Looking for a reliable heating oil provider who has your best interests at heart? Complete can’t be beaten!