If you are like me, you probably haven’t had your heating system maintained in a while? I will not embarrass myself and say how long it has been personally! Let’s just say I must have it done this year. Here are some reasons why it is beneficial to schedule a service call this fall:
What is involved?
The technician will clean soot and corrosion out of the combustion chamber where the fuel is burned, and check it for leaks or damage. He will also inspect the flue pipe for open seams, clogs, or corrosion that could cause carbon monoxide to backdraft into the house. Also, he will replace the filters on both oil and forced air systems. Lastly, he’ll test the exhaust from your cleaned machine and use the information to adjust the burner for maximum efficiency.
What will it cost?
Generally the service call costs between $100-$180.00 depending on the type of system you have. You might want to check into an annual service contract, which should cover this along with 24 hour emergency service. It’s also a good idea to have him service your hot water heater while he is there.
When should I have this done?
Ok, if you were paying attention to my intro, you will remember I said in the Fall, which is now! This is recommended so your system is ready for when it is needed. On a side note, let’s hope it’s later than normal, since we had a late start to summer!
Send me a reply telling me how often you get your system serviced (or not). I would be curious to know…