The Importance of Preventive Maintenance, blog, tom rostron

December 14, 2015

While we have been experiencing a recent warm spell here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, you can be sure winter’s chill is not far away. With each passing day, more and more homeowners are looking to ensure their heating systems are ready to face the harshest months of the year. Before the cold kicks into full gear, it’s important to make sure your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency, and the best way to do so is with preventive maintenance.

It’s always preferable to stay a step ahead of the game and your heating system is no exception to the rule. With preventative maintenance on your side, you’ll never have to worry about emergency heating situations again.

Common Heating System Issues

Upon installing a new heating system, it can seem as if you’ll never have to worry about heating concerns ever again. This may end up being the case for at least a period of time, but even the highest quality heating systems will experience problems at some point. This is especially true if they’re utilized regularly yet are not properly maintained.

Here are a few common heating system issues that can be avoided with preventive maintenance:

  • Dirty/Clogged Filters — This is one of the most common issues experienced by homeowners today. The more use your heating system gets, the more likely it is that its filters will become dirty or clogged. This can lead to a restricted air flow, meaning your unit needs to work harder than it should have to in order to circulate air, leading to an early breakdown.
  • Mechanical Wear and Tear — Mechanical wear and tear occurs as your heating system ages and sees continuous use. Your furnace has a multitude of mechanical parts that require upkeep. In many cases, belts and bearings may get worn out, which can lead to overheating and/or breakdown if allowed to go unnoticed for a long enough period of time.
  • Out-of-sync Thermostats — Have you ever thought that your thermostat might be lying to you? If so, you may be onto something. If your thermostat isn’t properly synced to your heating system, it’s not going to accurately produce the amount of heat you’re looking for, which typically leads to discomfort in the home.

Prevent These and Other Problems Today!

The above issues can not only be nuisances, but they can result in the need for expensive emergency service during the coldest months of the year. Preventive maintenance through Tom Rostron can help to improve home performance and ensure that this never becomes a real-life scenario. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.