It’s time for your heating system’s tune-up

Living in Massachusetts, we’re all accustomed to the cold season. But, most of us are never really ready for it. With summer officially coming to an end, the cool air has started to creep in. And as fall enters in full swing in the Springfield area, we’re all saying goodbye to our air conditioning and switching on the heat instead. But, before you turn up your temps and welcome the warm air through your vents, you should make sure your heating system is operating efficiently. 

Many people never think to check their heat before they use it, which can cause further damage or inefficiencies to your system. And, most warranty terms don’t cover the damage caused by improper maintenance. Once it’s in your home, it’s your responsibility to keep up with it. That’s why it’s important to get in the habit of hiring a technician before the cold comes. It can ensure your heating system stays running smoothly – and it can save you money.

Think about your heating system the way you do your car – you wouldn’t take it out on a long road trip without first checking your tires or the oil, right? Before you use it, you want to make sure that it’s safe and will do its job. You should put the same maintenance into practice before you put your home’s heating system to work.

Though it might cost you a little for an annual check-up, it can save you a lot in the long run. Having your heating system serviced will:

  • Save you money.

Regularly serviced systems generally require fewer repairs and have longer lives so you don’t have to worry about repetitive costs for fixes or purchases. It also ensures you won’t have a system failure during the worst of winter when prices can be more expensive.

  • Reduce your energy amount.

Well-maintained heating systems consume up to 25% less energy than neglected ones, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s why it’s such a smart investment to have a check-up on your heat. The savings are worth it and really add up!

  • Give you better air quality indoors.

Without proper maintenance, forced air can circulate airborne allergens and other contaminants and the byproducts produced during the combustion process can corrode the equipment and lead to dangerous leaks, including deadly carbon monoxide.

  • Protect your home from fire hazards.

Home heating fires account for over 600 injuries and over 150 deaths per year. That’s why the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends having heating equipment cleaned and inspected as their #1 preventative to household fires.

At Alves Fuels, we want to make sure you get the most from your system. We’re here to help with all your heating needs and provide annual tune-ups to keep your system running at peak performance.

Our annual service provides:

  • Replacement of the nozzle, oil filter and pump strainer (if necessary)
  • Assurance that your system is running cleanly
  • Reduction in unexpected costs or service calls
  • Efficiency of your heating system
  • Extended life of your heating system

We’re right down the road, located in Ludlow, and are committed to helping our community. We not only offer heating services, but cooling and plumbing needs, as well.

Contact us to schedule your heating system tune-up or for any other fuel need you may have!

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