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When Should I Have Scheduled Routine Heating Maintenance?

We are certainly well into the heating season at this point. Because you are running your heater quite regularly, you may find yourself wondering: “When was the last time I scheduled heating maintenance?” It can be quite alarming to realize that you didn’t schedule a heating tune-up before the season got underway, but perhaps not quite alarming as you may think. The fact of the matter is that there isn’t necessarily a “right” time of the year to have this service done. If you didn’t have your heater maintained going into this heating season, don’t panic. Read on for some tips about ensuring the successful maintenance of your HVAC systems.¬†

Maintenance Is Vital, but It’s Not All About Timing

There is a common misconception among homeowners that their heating systems must be started up and maintained in the fall, and that their air conditioners should be serviced in the spring. It does seem logical, as you want to ensure that your system is in good working before putting it to use. However, this type of regimented schedule is not totally necessary. The key to the successful maintenance of an HVAC system is to ensure that your system is maintained annually, not at any particular time of the year. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that scheduling heating maintenance at the end of the heating season, for example, makes a lot of sense. After all, that is when you’re system is going to be most worn out. Why make it sit there in that state for a few months, before getting it back into prime working condition. The point is that annual HVAC maintenance is the key, and it is not too late to have your system serviced this year.

The Exception to the Rule

For the sake of clarity, we will note that the prevalent use of swamp coolers in this part of the country helps to fuel this misconception. If you do use a swamp cooler, then it is necessary to service that system prior to its use each year. For more traditional central HVAC systems, though, just remember that once a year is the way to go.

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