No one likes going to the doctor. They poke you, prod you, and sometimes give you a shot! But, we all know it’s important to have that yearly physical. It ensures that our body is in the best shape it can be and a visit can prevent future illnesses.

Just like it’s important to have a yearly check-up for our body, it’s also important to have your heater checked over before the cold winter months come. Regular heater maintenance can save you money in the long run by thwarting potential heater repairs and keep you and your family comfortable all season long.

Here are a few common heater issues that can happen due to lack of maintenance:

Costly Heating Bills

When your heater is poorly maintained, it has to work harder to keep your house warm. The harder it works, the more energy it consumes, which means a higher heating bill. Over the season, those costs really add up. A little maintenance can really go a long way and help keep your hard earned dollars in your pocket!

Warranty Loss

Your heater’s warranty is only valid if the heater is properly maintained. That means if your heater is inadequately maintained and experiences any sort of malfunction, you will have to pay for it out of pocket.

Poor Heat Flow

Like most appliances and electronics, heaters undergo a normal amount of wear and tear as they age. Heaters that aren’t properly maintained may not be able to heat your home evenly. If you notice cold areas, rooms that are too hot, or feel little air flow coming from the vents, you know your heater is in need of tune-up ASAP.

Fire Hazards & Other Dangers

According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths. Unchecked heaters can develop gas leaks, get backed up due to air flow issues, or present plenty of other dangerous situations. A regular inspection by a qualified HVAC can prevent issues like these and keep your family safe during the winter months.

Don’t wait until your heater breaks down to schedule an appointment. To ensure your warm all winter long, call A&A Mechanical at 215-396-1525 to schedule a tune-up and avoid costly heater repairs.