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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?


With the weather cooling down, but not quite enough to start pulling out your heavy sweatshirts and jackets, you probably haven’t given much thought yet to the condition of your heating system.

Perhaps you’re one of those brave souls who doesn’t even turn on their heater until temperatures get to below freezing at night. Whatever the case, however, when you do need your heater, you need it to work well.

And we are here to help ensure that happens. Routine professional maintenance can take away a lot of the stress you’d otherwise have to deal with in the winter. Read on to learn why now is a great time to schedule a heating maintenance appointment, and to learn more about the importance of this timely service.

Yes, You Really Do Need Maintenance

It is possible that your heating system will make it through winter without a tune-up, but it’s also likely that if you skip this service your heater will be worse for the wear. Maintenance is one of the best services you can invest in for your furnace, heat pump, or other heating system. When our technicians complete an inspection and cleaning, followed up by repairs if needed, your heating equipment improves in more ways than one:

  • Maintenance reduces the speed and amount of wear and tear on the system, which can extend equipment lifespan overall.
  • You might not need to call for any repairs throughout the winter.
  • Your energy bills stay at a reasonable level when your HVAC systems are working efficiently.

Do New Heaters Still Need Maintenance?

It depends on how new your heating system is. If we’re talking about a brand-new heater you just had installed in the last couple months and haven’t gotten much use out of it yet, then no, probably not.

However, if you had your heater installed last year and used it even briefly last winter, then it’s a good idea to invest in a tune-up. Every year you skip maintenance, your heating system loses about 5% of its efficiency rating. But keeping up on maintenance means retaining bout 95% of its original efficiency.

Is It Ever Too Early for Maintenance?

Look we get it, when it’s 75°F outside, it’s temping to wait. It’s nice out, you don’t need your heater, right? Well maybe, but it’s also really great to be prepared–so basically the sooner you have maintenance done, the better.

A thorough inspection of your heating equipment by a professional can reveal if there are repair needs present that you can have done to help your heater perform efficiently and safely this winter. And finding out about repair needs now, before you need your heater the most, gives you more time to get those repairs on your schedule.

Maintenance Saves You More Than Skipping Maintenance

True, maintenance costs money. But, maintenance also prevents up to 85% of the surprise repair needs your heater may need over its lifespan. So ultimately, maintenance helps you save money! Not to mention that enrolling in a maintenance agreement with our team affords you even more money-saving benefits.

For instance, we provide:

  • 15% Discount On All Repairs (parts & labor)
  • 5% Off Installs of a New System (Boilers, Water Heaters, Ductless Systems, Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Water Treatment System)
  • And Much More!

To learn more and to schedule your professional Albuquerque heating maintenance appointment, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today!

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