How To Cut Costs On Heating Repairs In Lethbridge
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Winter is going full blast and so are our heating systems in Lethbridge. It can cost a great deal to heat our homes these days. If there are ways to cut costs on heating repairs, everyone should benefit from knowing them.
My Service Company, a Lethbridge plumbing, and heating company, loves to share tips that help customers save. There are some great ways to not only save on heating repairs but also save on energy costs.
One tip we’ll always try to make our customers aware of is how beneficial a heating tune-up is. With the tune-up, the equipment is made ready to serve the home for the winter. It makes the equipment run better, last longer, and work more efficiently. This means saving on heating repairs as well as energy costs. Here are a few more ways you can save on heating repairs.
Sign Up For A Maintenance Plan
Many heating service companies offer a maintenance plan that can help customers save on regular maintenance and heating repairs. We have one here at My Service Company called Priority Club. This offers members discounts on repairs and well as many other benefits for a low monthly membership fee.
Air Cleaning System Installation Can Cut Costs On Heating Repairs
In some locations, the indoor air is so polluted that the heating system will quickly accumulate dust and grime. Whether it’s because the heating equipment has never been cleaned and maintained or the indoor air quality is very bad, the dirty air is being circulated throughout the home.
Machines run better when cleaned and maintained. This is no different for your furnace because it is a machine. There are many parts inside that nice, tidy box system that need to run without buildup.
Installing an air filtration or cleaning system will not only provide better indoor air quality for you and the family, it will cut down on heating repairs. A clean, efficient furnace will always run better and for longer than one that stays dirty.
Changing The Furnace Air Filter
The furnace filter needs to be changed regularly. Keep in mind that this filter will only block larger particles from getting into the heating equipment. However, there are better filters which keep the heating equipment cleaner. Using a better filter will help you cut down on heating repairs.
Always Calling For Heating Repairs? Replacing Your Furnace or Your Heating Repair Technician
One of the problems homeowners face is having to call for heating repairs over and over again. There could be one of two issues going on.
One, the heating repair technician may not know what they are doing. Some heating professionals admittedly say they rig a repair because they don’t know how to properly fix the problem. Yet, the homeowner will never hear this type of honesty from them. Unfortunately for them, they are told that there has to be a process of elimination involved to get down to the root of the problem.
Second, the problem could be that the furnace is so old it needs replacement. If your heating professional is telling you to replace the system before it should be time, you are right to question this advice. If you know the furnace is old, it’s likely true. You could be paying a lot more to repair it than it would cost just to go ahead with the replacement.
You can always get a second opinion if you doubt your heating repair technician. If you would like one from our heating professionals at My Service Company, just give us a call and tell us what’s going on.