Written on: April 28, 2022
The key to saving energy and money at home is improving efficiency! And when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your heating system, one of the best things you can do is schedule an annual heating system tune-up with your equipment service provider.
Tune-ups (sometimes called “system cleanings”) are typically recommended once a year. Not only do they ensure that your heating oil system is running properly, but this preventive maintenance will also ensure that the system is operating at peak efficiency. In fact, a tune-up can help reduce heating oil usage by up to 10%!
Proper and regular maintenance by a professional heating oil technician helps your home heating system operate more efficiently, saving you on energy costs and helping to avert costly repairs. Following a proper maintenance schedule can also keep your equipment warranty in force and can extend the life of your heating system too.
Why put this on your “to-do” list right now? Scheduling your heating oil system maintenance before autumn arrives makes sense for a few reasons.
When the first hint of fall foliage appears, it’s the beginning of the busy season for your local Hudson Valley heating oil service provider. Their schedule is quickly filled with requests for heating oil deliveries, emergency repairs, and heating system tune-ups from people who have delayed getting their equipment maintenance done. You may find it difficult to get your tune-up service done at a time that’s convenient for you.
On the other hand, your heating oil service provider’s schedule is much more open at this time of year. That means you can more easily schedule your tune-up for a time that works for you.
Annual maintenance is important because your professional heating oil technician can discover small problems before they become bigger and more costly problems. When you schedule your tune-up in the spring or summer, your technician has more time and flexibility to get any repairs done—without the need to rush off to someone else’s no-heat emergency.
If you noticed anything out of the ordinary this past winter with your heating system – like one of these telltale signs for a heating repair– contact your equipment service provider as soon as possible to get your system evaluated.
If you have an old system that is not as reliable as it was before and you’re tired of spending money on repairs, you should start researching your options for replacing your equipment.
This is especially important if the age of your heating system is 25 years old or older. That’s because just like any other piece of equipment around the home, systems will eventually deteriorate and require replacement.
If you’re ready to explore new heating system options for your home, reach out to your local heating oil service company and ask about saving money on new heating oil equipment with New York State rebates.