Yes, it’s still technically summer. And yes, temperatures have been peaking here in western New York. But don’t let all of that fool you: it won’t be long before we’ll be watching temperatures dip and switching from cool to heat mode on our thermostat.
If you didn’t service your heating equipment at the end of last season, it’s a good idea to stay a step ahead of the crowd by doing it in the coming weeks. After Labor Day, our maintenance calendars start to fill – and once that happens, it will get harder to find an appointment time that fits into your schedule.
Here are three things to do for your heating system in the weeks to come:
Schedule heating service – Get comprehensive heating maintenance now and you will enjoy more comfort, better efficiency, and more peace of mind for a full heating season. It also gives you time fix any problems that your technician might find (see #2 below) without the added time pressure that cold weather creates: if you discover that you need to upgrade your furnace or boiler, you’ll still have plenty of time to get it installed (see #3 below) before school starts.
Take care of any needed repairs – Last year’s winter was a long one for heating systems – chances are yours will need some work done before getting back to work this fall. Our skilled technicians will spot any leaks, damaged parts, or other heating equipment repairs that will need attention during your tune-up and take care of them before heating season begins.
Make sensible upgrades – If you’ve been thinking about investing in a new heating system, please do it before it gets cold – prices are usually lower, technicians and appointment times are often available, and you’re not under pressure from Mother Nature to get your equipment installed.
A high-efficiency furnace or boiler installation could help you save 30 percent on your monthly bills – enough to offset the cost of the new equipment in just a few years, while giving you better performance and more peace of mind in the meantime.