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You’ve probably already been told that you should have your furnace and heating system inspected every year. However, did you know that good heater maintenance can actually save you money in the long run? That annual service appointment by an HVAC professional can spot trouble areas in your heating system before they become expensive messes. However, identifying trouble spots is just one of many reasons to schedule that annual service call. The technician will leave you with a written evaluation of your system and any additional work they feel your system needs.
Based in Silver Spring, MD, JC & JC HVAC Mechanical Contractors proudly serves Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, and Howard County, MD. We provide affordable and reliable heating maintenance services to the following communities:
Here’s what you can expect from our trusted team of local expert heating technicians:
At JC & JC HVAC Mechanical Contractors, we proudly serve Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, Howard COunty, MD, and the surrounding areas, providing homeowners across the region with trusted and reliable heater maintenance services. Here’s what you can expect from our team of expert heating technicians:
You might be wondering just what’s involved in an annual heater maintenance appointment for your furnace. If all is well, this appointment usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. During this time, the service technician will check and lubricate all of the moving parts in your furnace, thoroughly clean your system, and ensure that it’s getting enough energy from the power and energy sources, such as electric and natural gas or electric and propane. Once our technicians are finished with the heating maintenance, they will clean up the area they worked in and leave the space better than we found it!
Furnace manufacturers recommend yearly heating maintenance, even claiming that damage caused by a lack of maintenance will not be covered under their warranty. But is a tune-up really necessary?
Yes, it is! A heater maintenance appointment from professional HVAC contractors can keep your system running at peak efficiency by removing dust and debris from the filters and vents. It will also keep your household safe by ensuring every mechanical and electrical part is operating as it should. Most importantly, it will save you hundreds of dollars from repairs.
Now, is every technician’s maintenance services the same? No, they are not. That’s why it’s important to ask the contractor what they will be doing during the appointment to ensure you are getting the services you are paying for. You don’t need to pay $150 for the tech to stick a vacuum nozzle in the furnace and suck some dust out. The HVAC professional should do much more for that price, including inspecting the venting system, the electrical components, drainage system, and filters. Before paying for annual maintenance, be sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Perhaps the most important benefit of scheduling that annual heating system maintenance service call is that the service technician will be able to catch any potential problem areas in your heating system and fix them before they cause your system to quit working or require a costly repair.
The thorough cleaning that your heating system receives during your yearly heater maintenance call can dramatically reduce your gas or electric bills. It takes a lot more energy to push air through a layer of dirt and dust than it does to push air through a clean furnace.
Using less energy to heat your home is also kind to the environment. Not only will you save the energy that would potentially be used in your home, but you also save the energy and resources needed to produce that energy.
An additional benefit to a clean furnace is that your furnace will last longer, costing you less over your lifetime in new heating systems for your home. When your furnace is dirty, the system has to work harder, leading to your motor burning out and other catastrophic system failures.
Most manufacturer warranties require that you have your system services on a regular (usually annual) basis. Without this service call, you could be responsible for costly repairs that otherwise would have been covered by your warranty.
Keep your heating system in top working condition with routine maintenance. Our team is ready with all the proper equipment to inspect and clean your heater. We also have heating finance options, so you can get the services you need no matter your budget.
In addition to preventative heater maintenance services, we offer a variety of furnace services for home and business owners in the greater Washington, DC area, including ductwork design and installation, affordable heating repair services, and heating installation.
We’re available to help residents and business owners in Montgomery County, Howard County, MD, and the surrounding areas with their heating and cooling needs 24/7, 365 days a year. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment!