Now that it’s September, it’s time for homeowners to begin to plan for the change in the seasons and the approach of yet another cold Minnesota winter. The cold weather isn’t here yet—and September often remains warm—but it’s on the way, and now is the time to prepare for it.
One of the most important steps to take in your house to get ready for the seasonal change is to arrange for preventive maintenance for your HVAC system. Professional preventive maintenance needs to be done twice a year: the first time, in spring, takes care of the air conditioner. Now, in the fall, it’s to take care of the heater. No matter what type of heating system warms your household—furnace, boiler, heat pump, in-floor radiant heating—preventive maintenance is required to see that it’s up to the challenge of a Minnesota winter.
Why Preventive Maintenance Is So Important
- Extended equipment life: Maintenance relieves the stress that a heater develops over time, and that will help the heater reach the longest possible service life. You’ll receive the best return on your investment in the heating system.
- Protection against breakdowns: With your heater tuned-up and checked before the cold weather arrives, it will have small chance of failing on you during one the chilliest days of the season.
- Fewer repairs: Preventive maintenance does just what its name implies: prevents approximately 85% of the repairs a heater may normally need.
- Energy efficiency: Without maintenance, a heater will wear down and waste energy in order to run. Committing to maintenance means saving money.
- Safety: This is important for natural gas furnaces and boilers. You’ll relax knowing that any safety concerns are repaired before you need to use the system.
Arranging for regular HVAC maintenance is simple: you only have to sign up for our Freedom Club, which offers maintenance plus other benefits.
To find out more about the Freedom Club, contact Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We provide HVAC services to Plymouth, MN and throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.