March 21, 2017
No one in the El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Oakland area wants to spend money on potentially costly heating repairs. Fortunately, this doesn’t ever have to become a problem if you remain proactive, the answer to which can be found in scheduling regular HVAC maintenance.
The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance
We’re lucky enough to enjoy a rather extensive run of warm weather each year, during which our heating systems tend to stay dormant. When late fall hits, it’s important to ensure your HVAC system is ready to deal with the chilly months ahead before simply turning it back on for the first time in many months. After all, heating systems are made up of numerous delicate components, including old furnaces and newer mini-split heat pumps.
A typical maintenance appointment involves cleaning the system’s coils, checking for carbon monoxide and gas leaks, checking all electrical components and more. Plus, you can rest easy with the peace of mind associated with knowing there’s little risk of emergency breakdown occurring once the appointment concludes.
Additional Considerations for Preventing Emergency Breakdown
While scheduling HVAC maintenance is certainly one of the most effective ways to ensure your heating system is ready to take on the winter, there are a few additional things that you can do yourself. Perhaps most important is to keep the area around your HVAC system free of dirt and debris so that it can operate without issue. Blocked airflow is a common culprit for system breakdown, and it’s also easily avoidable.
You’ll also benefit from paying close attention to your thermostat, which is something that many people overlook. Changing the temperature on your thermostat too quickly can result in your heating system having to work too hard to keep up, which can inevitably lead to actual breakdown. Instead, find a temperature that works well for your home when you’re there—you’ll end up with a longer lifespan for your heating system.
HVAC Maintenance with Hassler
At Hassler, we go to great lengths to ensure our customers’ heating systems are ready to take on the winter chill, and there’s no better time than now to have yours looked at. We treat each Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin County home as unique and will work to determine the best solution for keeping you and your family warm and comfortable this winter. Questions? We’re here to answer them.
Contact us today to schedule heating maintenance or repairs.