During a regular maintenance heating service, your unit should be completely tuned up. The technician will inspect and fix any small issues such as loose bolts or blocked burners, and, if there are any signs of more severe problems, they will schedule a repair before the winter starts.
One of the main benefits of regular maintenance of your heating system is improved efficiency. Inefficient units, that are not tuned up or require any types of repair, should run more frequently to adequately warm up your rooms, causing your energy bills to soar. Regular maintenance will help you easier detect smaller problems, and, the earlier you notice that repairs are needed, the smaller damage your unit will experience. This will not cost you much less money only, but it will prevent the damage from spreading and an eventual breakdown. This means that proper maintenance also ensures that your systems last longer.
Even if your unit is regularly maintained, it does not mean that it cannot break at any time. So, be alert, and as soon as you notice any strange sound or smell or your unit does not give you enough airflow, you should call a professional as soon as possible to conduct a required heating repair service. Detecting and fixing a problem on time will help you avoid more severe and costly heating repairs.
If the problem with your heating unit becomes more serious, sometimes repairs are not enough and a full replacement is required. This is especially the case with ageing units which over time become less efficient and more likely to break down. Call a technician to assess the overall condition and efficiency of your unit and check if they can upgrade some parts. If upgrading the parts is too expensive, make arrangements to install a new unit.
The only place you can feel totally comfortable and cosy is your home. This is why you should put your home comfort at the top of your list of priorities. A prompt professional service can save you from all types of heating troubles.