While we had some warmer weather last month, temperatures have been dipping here in Southern Maryland. That means your home’s heating system will be working a bit harder to keep your home comfortable.
Have you gotten your annual boiler or furnace service? If not, there’s no better time than the present to have the expert service technicians at Taylor perform a maintenance inspection.
Taking advantage of a professional service technician to tune up your furnace or boiler every year is worthwhile for several reasons.
Prevent breakdowns. Are you aware that routine maintenance on your heating system can help avoid costly repair bills? In fact, four out of five repair service calls we make could have been avoided. By having our team do a inspection of your furnace or boiler, you’re not only ensuring consistent performance but also giving us the chance to conduct an extensive inspection. By recognizing potential problems early, we can prevent them from becoming larger issues that might lead to a sudden breakdown or expensive repairs.
Keep your heating system energy efficient. Routine maintenance of your boiler or furnace conducted by a professional will ensure it is running at its highest energy efficiency possible. By optimizing your heating system, you could easily save up to 10% on your heating energy costs. Did you know that heating and cooling can amount to nearly half of your home’s energy costs? You can see how much the savings from keeping your furnace or boiler running at peak efficiency could be.
Keep your heating system longer. By taking the time to properly maintain your heating system, you can extend its life expectancy and get a greater return on your investment by not having to replace it prematurely.
Maintain the warranty. In order to keep your warranty valid, it is essential to have professional servicing of your heating system performed every year as required by most manufacturers. Without the inspections, you may be responsible for future expensive repairs because of a voided warranty.
Even with regular maintenance, all good things must come to an end and that includes your home’s boiler or furnace. If your heating system is getting on in years, our service technicians will give you an honest assessment. If you decide it’s time to replace, we offer a FREE estimate.
Here are some factors to think about when making this decision.
Repair costs. If your heating system requires costly repairs that exceed 50% of the cost to replace it, then replacing your furnace or boiler may be a more sensible financial decision.
Performance. Is your furnace or boiler not performing well in keeping your home warm? Let us know, and we will thoroughly inspect your heating system and determine whether repairs or a replacement is the best solution.
Energy costs. When you notice your heating bills rising but repairs won’t make a worthwhile impact, it’s time to consider installing a new furnace or boiler.
Future plans. If you’re planning to retire or relocate within the coming years, investing in a new heating system could be a wise decision. Not only will you enjoy the energy efficiency and savings, but it can make your home more desirable for potential buyers when it’s time to sell. If retirement is in your near future and you plan on staying where you are, a new furnace or boiler will give you better energy efficiency and lower energy costs. You also won’t have to worry about replacing it soon after moving to a fixed income.
If you have not had a inspection done on your heating system yet, it’s not too late! Contact Taylor today to make the appointment.