As most homeowners already know, all heating systems require some preventative maintenance sooner or later. No matter how well-designed and built the system is, it will eventually require a professional tune-up. What a lot of homeowners don’t know, however, is when to schedule this preventative maintenance. There are a couple of different times when maintenance on your heating system will yield the best results. Read on to find out more about when to schedule maintenance and repairs.

Annual Fall Maintenance

About preventative maintenance, the best time to conduct it on any machine is right before you plan on using it heavily. Heating systems tend to see the most use during the winter season, for obvious reasons. Therefore, the best time to get your heating system serviced is during the fall season. This ensures that your heater is in top physical condition, and can handle the strain that you’re about to put it under. The longer the time between your preventative maintenance and the time when you use your heater the most, the more likely it is that the heater will develop problems either before or during that time.

Some homeowners are under the impression that they should simply wait until the heater develops problems to call a professional, instead of scheduling annual maintenance every year. This is a supremely bad idea. A heater that does not receive any kind of maintenance may not exhibit symptoms of a problem before breaking down, and by then it is too late. This can be especially problematic in winter when the demand for heating repairs causes a shortage of available HVAC technicians. You could be left waiting several days for a professional to show up and fix your broken heater, and no one wants to spend days without heat in the middle of winter.

When You Notice a Problem

Though annual maintenance is always important, there will be times when problems arise in between annual appointments. If that happens, don’t wait! Call a professional as soon as you suspect something is wrong with your heater. That way, you can save time and money catching the problem before it develops into something even bigger.

If you haven’t had your heating system checked this year, call JW Plumbing, Heating and Air. We provide heating repair services throughout Los Angeles.

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