From the beach to the backyard, summer is the time for fun. It's also time to crank up the AC and escape the heat when it gets to be too much for you. It's easy to bask in the cool air and forget about your cares, and it's also hard to focus on issues related to your winter heating plans. It surprises a lot of people to learn that summer is actually the perfect time to service a heating unit. Whether you use a boiler or a HVAC system to heat your home, the fact is that when the weather is warm outside, it's still the best time to service your heating system.
The obvious reason is simply preparedness. Instead of letting the temperatures drop and then realizing that you need to get your system ready, you'll move into the cooler months without any stress since your system will be tuned up, cleaned out, and ready to go.
It's also easier to get contractors to your home to take a look at your system. While HVAC experts will likely be working on AC units, they'll still be a bit less busy than they are during the winter. This means you'll have an easier time getting someone out to take a look at your unit and get it fixed up the right way.
You also avoid downtime issues and emergencies. Servicing a system involves switching off the power to it. In the winter, this means that you could be without a heating unit for some time, which could lead to some fairly cold temperatures in your home. This is not just uncomfortable - it can also increase your heating bill since your unit will have to work overtime to raise the temperature again. Getting your unit serviced during the summer means you don't have to worry about the interior of your home getting cold.
And as for emergency situations, you'll avoid them outright. Letting a HVAC technician handle your service call during the summer means that you don't end up facing the dreaded moment when you switch on a heating unit only to find that it doesn't work. You also don't have to wait for hours or even days for a technician to make their way to your home.
Another thing that helps summertime heating maintenance stand out as the right call is price. The fact is that supply and demand influences the price of anything, and when you service your system in the winter you're doing so during peak season. HVAC contractors usually run special offers and offer lower prices during the summer to help keep business moving well. It also helps them avoid having to make emergency calls during the winter, and the fact that a preventative service call is cheaper than a major repair is reason enough to consider summertime service.
In other words, while you're enjoying the dog days of summer you need to be sure that you plan ahead for winter. A simple service call for your heating unit is money, time, and energy well spent.