While late fall or early winter is the time most of us begin to crank our heat, if you’re using a boiler, it’s important not to wait until the last minute to service it.
“A lot of homeowners have good intentions when it comes to scheduling maintenance,” says Mike Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. “The problem is that it’s easy to forget things like tune-ups when your equipment is still operating correctly. It only becomes an issue when something breaks or fails. The last thing anyone wants is to be without heat when the temperatures are below freezing.”
We at DFW Properties would like to present the following tips from Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning:
Prolong the life of your furnace. Regular maintenance can keep your furnace working at maximum efficiency and actually lengthen the life of the equipment. Many homeowners might not know skipping annual maintenance can often void a manufacturer’s warranty.
Prevent frozen pipes. It’s not unusual for homeowners to lower the thermostat while they’re away from home. However, Nicholson recommends residents maintain a regular temperature in their home — around 65 — to avoid bursting or frozen pipes.
Stay safe. Most furnaces are gas-burning, which produces carbon dioxide. A leak could prove dangerous or even fatal. During routine maintenance, a technician will take preventative measures to ensure this can’t happen, such as changing the filter and giving the furnace a thorough cleaning.
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