Well, it’s spring — but nobody seems to have told the weatherman that, apparently. March is a notoriously unpredictable month in terms of weather, and our nighttime temperatures especially are still looking more like winter than anything approaching warm summer days. As recently as last week, the Northeast was battered by a late season snowstorm. These are precisely the reasons why you should always schedule heating repairs when problems develop, regardless of how much more work your heater has ahead of it for the season.
If your heater seems to be struggling, do not hesitate to give us a call. By all means, start making your summer plans and look forward to the coming warm weather. Until then, let us make sure that you are able to make it through the rest of this season in comfort.
You May Need Your Heater Earlier Than Expected Next Year
We know, we know. At this point in the year, the last thing that you want to be thinking about is bracing yourself for the start of next winter. It is important to remember, though, that winters have a way of sneaking up on us in this part of the country. Maybe you figure that you’ll ride things out with a struggling heater for the remainder of the year, and just have any necessary repairs completed when next you schedule heating maintenance before the start of the heating season. What happens when that starts sooner than you’d expected, though.
It is one thing to run your heater for a week or two before it receives annual maintenance — though we don’t even recommend you do that. It is an entirely different situation to be forced to run a heater that has been sitting on repairs needs for months before you can get a technician out to repair it. Don’t put your comfort, safety, or heater at risk. Get those repairs out of the way now.
There’s No Guarantee That It Will Last Through This Season
Well, at least it’s still running. Famous last words, uttered by too many homeowners to count. Like we said, it may be spring, but that doesn’t mean the temperatures reflect a change in seasons just yet. Even our warmer daytime temperatures are still pretty chilly. What happens when that strange sound or odd odor that you noticed coming from your heater turns out to be something more serious than you expected? You may think that scheduling heating repairs this late in the season is inconvenient. How much more inconvenient is it going to be scheduling those repairs after your heater breaks down, though?
Why Pay More for Heat Over the Next Few Weeks?
At this point, your heater has been working hard for months. That means that the system has incurred a considerable amount of wear and tear already. When you add malfunctions of any kind to that wear and tear, the outcome is likely to be higher energy consumption to do the same job. Just because a heater is running doesn’t mean that it is running right, and a heater that is not performing properly will not operate at peak efficiency levels. Don’t waste your money forcing your heater to hobble along on its last two legs, even if warmer days are in sight.