Is there anything worse than having a heating system that won’t seem to turn on when temperatures drop? Even if you prefer a cooler environment rather than being too warm, there comes a point where you’ll start to feel chilly and uncomfortable without any source of heat. What’s worse? If you can’t get a technician to come out and fix the problem for a few days or a few weeks.
So, when is the busiest time of the year for heating repairs? The answer may come as no surprise — it’s typically smack dab in the middle of the winter when heating systems are relied on most.
Now that we’ve got the short answer out of the way, we’re going to take it a step further and explain why heating repairs are most common during the coldest months of the year. Some of the reasons might sound obvious, but others may come as a bit of a surprise.
Lack of Maintenance
We hate to say “we told you so,” but if you chose not to perform proper maintenance on your home’s heating system back in the fall, there’s a good chance this is the reason you need heating repairs now.
A simple clean and check by a professional is a great way to make sure your system is ready to tackle the cold and continue operating at peak performance all season long.
Let’s face it — your heating system is probably working ‘round the clock during the winter to keep your home comfortable all day and all night. Well, the more it has to work, and the harder it has to work, the more of a chance there is for breakdowns. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s operational guidelines for best practices.
Have any idea how old your heating system is? Generally speaking, they only last about 10-20 years and as they approach the end of their lifespan you may start to experience more frequent mishaps. It may be time to consider upgrading to a new system if you’ve had yours for 10+ years.
Living in Texas, it can get very cold during the winter and having your heater break down can be stressful. You shouldn't have to worry about how you will stay warm, and with the help of our Fredericksburg and Kerrville heating repair specialists at 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating, you won't have to. Call us today at 830.302.3140.