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Is Your Furnace Ready for the Holidays?

Heating is important all winter season long, but especially during the holidays. You may be hosting family get-togethers or events in your home and you want everyone to be comfortable. Even more importantly, you want to avoid any surprise repairs that might pop up and cause problems at the worst possible time. 

The good news is that you can stay ahead of furnace repair in Egg Harbor Township, NJ by scheduling a heater maintenance appointment now. Fall is the best time to schedule heating maintenance since the season is less busy for our technicians. Keep reading to learn more about how heating maintenance can help ensure your heater is ready for the holidays. 

Importance of Heating Maintenance

The best way to prevent heater breakdown is to stay ahead of one. Heater problems are inevitable. Your system will never operate perfectly across its entire lifespan. There’s bound to be a hiccup here and there. But when you invest in maintenance, you stay ahead of these hiccups and address issues before they impact how your heater is operating.

You can prevent unexpected repairs and breakdowns completely by prioritizing maintenance now. You can enjoy the winter season with peace of mind that your heater is in the best possible condition. When you invest in heater maintenance year after year, this peace of mind extends across the entire lifespan of your heater. Maintenance can even extend your heater’s lifespan so that it can last for a bit longer than what is considered average.

Signs of Potential Heating Problems

Aside from maintenance, it is also important to pay attention to the signs that something is wrong with your heater. When something is beginning to go wrong, the sooner you can address it the better. You can pay attention to minor differences in how your heater operates and give us a call if you notice anything unusual happening.

One example might be that you hear an unusual sound coming from your heater. Your heater is not going to be completely quiet during operation, but it should never make loud or obnoxious sounds. If it does, something is definitely wrong. Even if you only hear a loud sound one time, you still want to get it checked out instead of assuming it went away and everything is okay. 

You may also notice changes in how your heater operates. For example, heating cycles may suddenly be much shorter than usual or much longer than usual. Both of these are red flags. Your heater is designed to work on a consistent heating cycle. If your heater is turning on and off too often, that is putting a lot of strain on the internal components. It also indicates that something is preventing your heater from completing a heating cycle in its entirety.

A heater that turns on and stays on may be struggling to heat your home to your desired temperature. Either something is wrong with your thermostat or heat is escaping before it ever reaches your home. Even if your home is so comfortable, this is a reason to give us a call for service. It’s better to have your heater checked out than to ignore a problem and wait for your heater to break down completely.

Your comfort is our business. Contact Elliott-McElwee Heating and Cooling today to schedule your appointment for heater service.

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