With temperatures still in the 80’s, you certainly may wonder why we’re already talking about Denver heating maintenance. But if you’ve lived in the area for even just a year, you’re likely well aware that winter can hit fast and hard. So scheduling maintenance as early as possible, before you actually need the heater to do its job day in and day out, is imperative. But what are the benefits of doing so?
Think about it this way—a marathon runner trains and trains for a race, completes the race, and then takes some time off before their next race. Never would they take a few months off and then jump right back into another race without training again, right?
Relate this to your heater—just because it made it through the last heating season successfully and without repair needs doesn’t mean it doesn’t need attention this year. Remember, not all issues with your heating system will result in a complete breakdown. It may just be wear and tear, but as it adds up, a breakdown becomes a very real possibility.
Routine heating maintenance won’t increase efficiency per say, but it will prevent it from dropping. With proper care, your heater can work at or close to its peak efficiency for as long as possible. This means that its performance won’t suffer, and neither will its internal components. Not only does this result in fewer repair costs, but it means you’re using less energy month-to-month, and less energy means less dough out of your wallet.
Each year a heater is allowed to run without maintenance, more and more of its lifespan is being shaved off. True, no heating system will last forever—there’s no mechanical system out there that will. But with regular tune-ups each year (or every 6 months if you have a heat pump), you can ensure that your heater gives you the best service as possible for as long as possible.