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It’s Time to Schedule Fall Heating Maintenance


Fall is officially here and with it comes many things. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and you may have had a pumpkin-spiced beverage or two. Soon you’ll be making the transition from using your air conditioner to your heating system.

A heating system that’s in tip-top shape is essential for getting your family through the heating season. And the best way to ensure its peak performance is to schedule a maintenance appointment before you start it up for the first time. Let’s go over why you should schedule heating maintenance in Sugar Land, TX now if you haven’t done so already. 

Avoid Interruptions in Service

Maintenance is the best way to ensure your heater makes it through the heating season without an interruption in service. That’s because a heater that’s received a tune-up is in tip-top shape and ready to face whatever winter throws your way. Don’t risk being without your heating system during the holidays or on the coldest day of the year. 

Avoid Unnecessary Repairs

Here’s a statistic every homeowner should be aware of: 80% of the repairs we make on heaters and furnaces could’ve been prevented by routine maintenance. During a maintenance check, our technicians look over your entire system to get ahead of any potential issues that could become major problems down the road if not addressed early. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re unlikely to need a costly or inconvenient heater repair and all the hassle it brings. 

Avoid High Utility Bills

Here’s another important factoid to remember: the average furnace loses 5% of its energy efficiency when annual maintenance is skipped. A maintenance appointment practically pays for itself when you consider how much more you’ll save with decreased utility bills. 

Speaking of high utility bills, one culprit causing your high heating and cooling costs could be your roof. Whether it’s the material or design of your roof, it may be time to have your roof inspected or potentially even replaced. For roofing services you can rely on in the Sugar Land area, check out our friends at Reign Roofing.

Avoid Unsafe Operation

Although gas furnaces have many safety features to ensure they’re not a danger to your home, it doesn’t mean they’re 100% trustworthy. Although furnace malfunctions are rare, they can happen, which poses a health and safety concern because of the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. During maintenance, we’ll make sure your gas furnace is working safely.

What Does a Maintenance Check Include?

We have an extensive list of items to check during a maintenance visit. Here’s a list of everything that’s included. 

  • Check all safeties
  • Check all operating temperatures
  • Perform carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring of living areas and system
  • Check heat exchangers and burners
  • Check all wiring and connections and tighten as needed
  • Check the flue draft and piping
  • Check airflow for proper temperature rise
  • Check fan/blower and belts
  • Lubricate moving parts, if accessible
  • Check the pilot, ignition, and flame
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Check the operation of heating elements
  • Check the amperage and voltage of the motors

We offer the right maintenance for your home comfort systems that make a difference. It’s one of the best ways we can help our long-term customers keep their equipment at peak condition without compromising on comfort.

Eliminate stress about your home HVAC and IAQ systems with the Vance advantage and get results you can rely on. Contact Vance Air Conditioning & Heating today for heating maintenance.

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