At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

Plan for Heating Maintenance Now

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Fall is here in Salt Lake City, and while temperatures are still relatively warm, you’ll soon have need of your heating system on a regular basis. We always recommend performing maintenance on your system now, before winter sets in. It gives you the time to schedule a session at your leisure, instead of rushing around in the face of a cold front, and the benefits it can bring will be with you all winter.

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Start Preparing for Cold Weather

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer here in Draper, UT, and while fall won’t officially start for a few more weeks, it never hurts to plan ahead. Now is an excellent time to start preparing for the cold weather by giving your heating system a once-over and taking a few basic steps around your home. Some of these steps require the services of a professional technician, but you can perform most of them yourself with just a little time and money. We’ve spelled out a list of them below for you.

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Get Early Heating Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

Monday, July 27th, 2015

If you’re a homeowner in Salt Lake City, UT, you’re probably not thinking much about your needs this winter. Not with high temperatures the norm and your air conditioner taking center stage. But winter will be here before you know it and the last thing you want is to fire up your heater only to realize that it needs repairs or servicing. An early maintenance session now, before demand for your heater grows, can help you get a jump on winter and keep your household warm when the snows start to fall.

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Why Fall HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Monday, September 29th, 2014

We are at that perfect time of year where we can turn off our air conditioners but do not have to turn the heat on yet. But just because air conditioning season is almost over doesn’t mean your system should be turned off and ignored until next season. Instead, take this time to schedule HVAC maintenance. Fall maintenance for your HVAC system is good for both you and your system, and scheduling it at this time is easy: just pick up the phone and make an appointment with your At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air technician.

Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

Here are a few reasons to schedule fall maintenance for your HVAC system:

  • Maintain energy efficiency – your air conditioner was made to operate at a certain efficiency level. When it is worn and dirty, as it will be after a summer of hard work, it can’t run as effectively. This can cost you money in monthly utility bills when you re-start your system in the spring.
  • Extend the lifespan of your system – a system that operates for long periods of time under stress can age prematurely. During a routine maintenance appointment, your entire system will be inspected for problems, parts will be cleaned and lubricated and small repairs will be made as necessary. This keeps your system in good working order.
  • Maintains comfort – you expect a certain level of performance from your air conditioner. It can be hard for an unmaintained system to reach this level, especially if maintenance hasn’t been performed for a long time.
  • Helps prevent repairs – no one wants to turn on their air conditioner next cooling season to find it isn’t working. You can help prevent this scenario and other possible repairs by scheduling maintenance. Maintenance allows your technician to detect any existing or developing problems and repair them immediately.

It can be tempting to turn off your HVAC system this fall and wait for heating season to come, but scheduling maintenance before the cold weather arrives is good for you and your AC. Call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air and schedule maintenance for your HVAC system in Salt Lake City today.

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Getting Your Heater Ready for the Winter with Maintenance

Friday, January 10th, 2014

As the temperature begins to drop, you need to prepare for the onset of winter. Chilly evenings and mornings require a heater that can perform well at all times and also do so efficiently. Whether you have a furnace, boiler or radiant heat system, all of your system components needs to cooperate so that you can remain comfortable inside your home no matter what the outside temperature may be. In this respect, the importance of regular heating maintenance can hardly be overestimated. At Your Service Heating and Air can make sure that your heater remains in good condition for the winter. Just give our Salt Lake City heating maintenance technicians a call today.

During the course of its service life, your heater endures a certain amount of wear and tear on its system components. If you have a gas or electric furnace, then you rely on a network of supply and return ductwork to distribute heated air around your home, in addition to the air handler and heat exchanger itself. If you have a boiler, then you likely rely on a circuit of steam or hot water radiators throughout the household that provide heat in each room. This requires piping and is typically paired with natural gas for efficient heating. Both heater requires routine maintenance in order for them to perform according to your comfort standards. The primary reason for this is the negative effects of dust, dirt, and other debris that can build up. Sediment can clog up your piping, while dust can lead to dried out bearings in the blower motor. By taking the necessary steps to prevent such problems by having your heater professionally cleaned from time to time, you can vastly improve your heating setup.

Your heater is a major appliance, and like your water heater, should not be neglected. Professional heating maintenance gives your heater everything it needs to work well, including comprehensive safety inspection and cleaning of all system components, as well as any minor adjustments. Call At Your Service Heating and Air today so that we can keep your furnace or boiler running this heating season.

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