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How To Make Your Heating Unit Last Longer

December 15, 2023 | Blog

Heater Maintenance For Unit Lifespan

A full heater replacement can be a big investment. That’s why it’s important to keep your heating system in great shape to last as long as possible.

In Lake Charles, heater maintenance is recommended to ensure your unit will keep you warm all winter long and last its entire lifespan. Here at Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we want to make sure you are well taken care of with premier heating services.

Why Heater Maintenance Is Key To Longevity

Regular heater maintenance is the most effective way to ensure the longevity of your heating system. It involves a series of checks and repairs that keep your heater running efficiently and prevent small issues from turning into major problems.

By investing in seasonal maintenance, you’re ensuring consistent warmth throughout the winter and extending the life of your unit. Regular maintenance helps to find wear and tear early, ensuring that all components are in good condition. This reduces the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns as well. This proactive approach to HVAC maintenance is essential for maximizing the lifespan and efficiency of your heating system.

What To Expect When You Call Ace For Lake Charles Heater Maintenance

When you schedule your heater maintenance with Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our technicians will go through a comprehensive checklist to ensure your unit is working properly and at full efficiency.

Some of the things that will be checked include:

  • Inspecting the duct system
  • Inspecting the ventilation system
  • Checking the burner and flame sensor
  • Checking the air filter, cleaning it and replacing it as needed
  • Checking for any needed repairs

Once the technician is done, they’ll consult you about any problems they encountered throughout the checklist.

Benefits Of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular maintenance can bring many benefits to your heating system and home. Some of the most important ones are described below.

Better Energy Efficiency

Our technicians will ensure the system is clean and functioning well with no issues. This includes ensuring nothing is blocking the ventilation system and that the air filter is clean. A dirty or old air filter should be replaced to prevent energy wastage and to heat your desired area efficiently.

Regular seasonal maintenance means you’re wasting less energy and money on energy utility bills. It can also help prolong the lifespan since you aren’t overworking the heater.

Fewer Service Calls & Repairs

Scheduling furnace tune-ups twice a year is a great benefit for homeowners. Our technicians are there to ensure everything is working fine and to identify any needed repairs or problems.

Neglecting to schedule maintenance increases the risk of system breakdowns later in the season, requiring a service call to Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

What Can Homeowners Do?

Start by checking if the filter has been changed recently. It’s important to clean and change the filters every 30-50 days. If you don’t, your heater would have to work harder to heat the surrounding areas, leading to higher energy bills. The air won’t flow smoothly because it’s blocked by the buildup of dust and other debris, which can also lead to a fire hazard due to overheating.

If possible, remove and clean areas such as the air ducts and vents. Vacuum all the dirt and dust. By cleaning the dust and other buildups, you’re reducing the possibility of mold forming.

Look for any air leaks inside your home and cover them to prevent the air from escaping. Also, ensure nothing is blocking the ventilation such as boxes, furniture or random items.

Another important thing you should do is protect your unit outside. Now that you aren’t using cool air, you can cover the unit with some wooden boards to protect the unit against hail, falling leaves or branches and anything else from the outdoors.

Here’s a tip: do NOT use plastic tarps. This can trap moisture inside and rust your unit over time.

Schedule Heater Maintenance In Lake Charles

If you need Lake Charles heater maintenance or want more information on how to prolong the life of your HVAC system, contact Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing!

The technicians at Ace are trained professionals and have years of experience. We can guarantee excellent services and give efficient results so you won’t have to worry about your HVAC system breaking down during any season!

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