The Importance of Heater Maintenance

Winter is here, which means you’ll likely be using your heater to keep you warm. But what if it doesn’t work correctly or breaks in the middle of the night? The right way out of this is to schedule regular maintenance of your system.

We worry about oiling our vehicles and take them for tune-up and inspection before winter but forget about the house’s systems. Heating systems also require a periodic tune-up before winter to function. If your machine has issues, you won’t see it until the damage is done. However, if you get proper maintenance, small problems can be solved before they turn into costly repairs.

Keep reading to find out about the importance of maintaining your heater.

Energy Efficiency
If you own an old machine, the parts will have to put forth extra effort to work, increasing the HVAC load. You might not notice the excess load until looking at your energy bill, but a professional can detect this issue. During maintenance, mechanical systems will be lubricated, and the machine can work smoothly, reducing the load on HVAC.

Air Quality
If dust has settled on the machine, it will affect the air quality inside the house. Free airflow will ensure a clean environment free of pollutants inside the house. For this, filters are to be cleaned or changed every season. This will also clean the heater of any pathogens.

Life of Equipment
Every machine, like your car and refrigerator, has to be replaced after a while. The same goes for your heating unit. However, you can increase the lifespan of your device if you get it maintained regularly. Seasonal maintenance will check your machine for error or any wear and tear. This way, any broken or imperfect part can be replaced before it does more harm to the device.

If your machine isn’t heating the house properly, this can become an issue for you and your family. If you get it cleaned before the winter season starts, you won’t have to worry about it at all.

How Often Should You Have the Heating Unit Cleaned?
A yearly cleaning and maintenance of the unit will go a long way towards making it last longer than usual. It will also maintain good air quality inside the house.

When Should I Book Heating Maintenance?
The fall season is the best time to schedule periodic maintenance. The benefit of maintenance during the fall is two-fold. Firstly, the heater will be in the best possible condition. Secondly, you will get a full boost of the cleaned heater during winters.

Bay Breeze Heating and Air Conditioning
Bay Breeze Heating and Air Conditioning is an air conditioning repair and installation business located in Largo, Florida. We are a family-owned business helping people and businesses with their air conditioning and heating needs. We’ve been proudly operating in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco County since 1972.

If you have any requirements for heating or air conditioning, we are happy to help. You can reach out to us via email at or call us at (727) 605-4573.