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The Importance of Annual Heater Maintenance


In Pennsylvania, we know how important it is to have your heater functioning all winter long. A problem with your heater can mean not just being uncomfortably chilly, but being dangerously cold, not to mention possibly dealing with disasters like frozen, burst pipes! While you may be tempted to just frolic in the beautiful fall weather, sip cider, and carve pumpkins, don’t forget that winter is not far away. The best thing you can do to avoid a winter-weather heating disaster is to schedule heater maintenance now.

There are many reasons to make sure your heater gets inspected promptly, and they all have to do with avoiding danger, inconvenience, and wasted money.


Safety first is always a good motto. When it comes to heating your home, it’s absolutely never worth taking safety risks. When you get heater maintenance in Warminster, PA, your technician will check all the gas or oil fittings to be sure there’s no risk of a fuel leak. They will inspect all electrical connections and make sure everything is secure. And they will examine and clean your burner or electrical element. This way, you can be sure your home and family won’t be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, fuel leaks, or electrical hazards.

Decreased Repair Costs

Your technician can spot a developing issue and address it before it becomes a larger problem. But even more than that, simply having maintenance done decreases the risk of problems developing. For example, all moving parts such as motors and fans will be lubricated, which decreases wear and tear on all the components and avoids a potential overheating or burned-out motor issue. 

Avoiding Emergency Repairs

Because there is a lower likelihood of problems developing, or of small problems becoming major problems after another month or two of use, a maintained heater is far less likely to suffer a total failure and stop working entirely. This means that annual maintenance can save you from the inconvenience and misery of a January night without heat, not to mention the cost of emergency repairs.

Maximizing Efficiency

Every year without maintenance means a drop in efficiency, which adds up to an increase in your energy usage. And nobody wants higher utility bills. The steps that your technician will take, such as cleaning the interior of the furnace, changing filters, lubricating moving parts, and tightening everything up, will increase the efficiency of your heater. 

Keeping Your Heater Under Warranty

If your heating system came with a warranty, it probably specifies that the heater must receive annual maintenance for the warranty to be valid. A heater that’s under warranty is a major money-saver if major repairs, replacement parts, or even an early system replacement are ever needed.

Keeping Your Heater Working Longer

With regular maintenance, your heater can last for many years. Left neglected, it will have a much shorter lifespan overall. The cost and inconvenience of purchasing a new heating system and having it installed are considerable. Wouldn’t it be lovely to avoid that for several more years?

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our pros.

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