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It’s Time for a Heating Tune-Up!

man-with-radiatorDespite what the warm temperatures at the end of last week and this weekend may have lead you to believe, we are definitely moving into the cooler time of the year. Take a gander at the weather forecast of your choice, and you’ll be seeing a lot of 60’s and 70’s for daytime temperatures. As for nights, well, we’re looking at 50’s pretty soon. Then the 40’s. And then the 30’s. It is not going to be long before winter is in full swing, and your heater in Des Moines, IA had better be ready.

That means that you had better go ahead and schedule your annual heating tune-up before things really cool down on us. The last thing that you want to do is wait until the last minute to have your heater tuned up, only to find that the last minute actually came a bit earlier than you had expected. Don’t be caught off-guard with a heater that is not ready for action. Let a member of our team get your heater back in prime fighting condition before you need it the most. 

Why Is Maintenance So Necessary?

Let’s say, for the sake of example, that you completed a marathon once. Sure, it was a grueling test of your physical limits, but you managed to overcome the challenge and to succeed in completing the race. Now, would you assume that you could do it again without any further training, just because you’d done so once before? Of course not.

Why, then, would you skip your annual heating tune-up? Because your heater worked just fine last winter? That is the type of attitude that results in the need for heating repairs, potentially during the coldest time of the season. Your heater will only operate as effectively and reliably as possible if it receives the attention that it needs to make it across the finish line each and every year.

What Does Maintenance Entail?

Well, I changed the air filter and even vacuumed out the cabinet, so my heater should be all set, right? Wrong! Heating maintenance demands much, much more detail than this. Electrical voltage must be tested, connections and wirings checked. If you use a heat pump, refrigerant levels and the reversing valve will need to be tested and evaluated. Thermostats require testing, parts need lubricating, and so much more.

The whole point of routine maintenance is to prevent problems from developing, not to deal with them once they have emerged. It takes a thorough system inspection by a qualified technician to spot the signs that issues could be coming to the surface, and to take every step possible to prevent them from coming to fruition.

Check Out Our Maintenance Plan

Extended warranty on repairs, up to a 47 point tune-up, discounts on repairs and new equipment purchases, 24-hour response time. The list just goes on and on. When you join our maintenance plan, you’ll get more than the outstanding performance that you deserve from your heater. You’ll enjoy all of these benefits, as well — and more!

Schedule your heating services with Schaal Heating and Cooling.

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