Fall tune-ups have plenty of benefits. One thorough checkup before the Wilmington heating season can give you extra comfort and peace of mind because you’ll know that your family will be safe and warm all winter. Preventive maintenance will boost the efficiency of your heater, which will offset increasing fuel and electricity costs. If you haven’t already, here are three great reasons to schedule your next HVAC tune up soon.

Lowering Your Utility Bills

Whether you heat your home with electricity, oil or gas, a tune-up can keep your utility bills in check. Heat pumps work all year to keep you comfortable, so they benefit from tune-ups in the spring and fall. With a furnace, the combustion components need to be checked before winter. The air handler that works with your furnace and cooling equipment should also be serviced so that it runs efficiently.

Improving Heating Safety

Maintenance improves the performance and reliability of all heating systems, but it’s especially important for furnaces. Incomplete combustion may cause safety concerns, and it means that a portion of the fuel you’re purchasing isn’t being converted to heat. Your HVAC technician should clean the burner, inspect the heat exchanger and check the fuel line and vent pipe. Make sure to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors too.

Avoiding Unexpected Maintenance

Heating and air conditioning companies are often busy in the winter completing last-minute tune-ups and performing emergency repairs. By scheduling maintenance before winter arrives, you can avoid possible delays. You’ll be able to get an appointment at a convenient time, and you won’t have to worry about your family suffering through a breakdown. If your heating system does develop a problem, we offer 24-hour service. You can learn more about our maintenance plans online. If you’re ready to schedule a tune-up for your heater, call your local Carolina Comfort Air office today! With multiple offices in the region, we are equipped to serve customers in Raleigh, Wilmington and the Triangle.