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Why Tackle Heating Maintenance Now?

Why Tackle Heating Maintenance Now?

heating repair massachusettsMost people don’t think a whole lot of time thinking about their furnace or boiler once the calendar turns to April here in Massachusetts– they’ve already fast-forwarded to planning their garden (or working on their tan, if they REALLY want to put the cold weather in their rearview).

4 Perks Of A Spring Heater Tune-up

But spring is actually one of the best times of year to take care of your heating system for several reasons. Here are four big ones:

  1. Scheduling routine maintenance is easier – There’s a practical reason for scheduling a heating tune-up in the spring: fewer people are doing it, which means qualified HVAC technicians will usually be available. Expert heating technicians are in high demand during the coldest and hottest months; getting an appointment during the “shoulder seasons” (early spring and early fall) is usually easier.
  2. It’s not frigid – If you get your heating maintenance in the spring, it won’t be a problem if you have a little heating system downtime while you wait for a replacement part or appointment.
  3. It’s a time to get things done – Spring is all about renewal, which is why so many people spend a good part of their springtime in cleaning mode. Rather than leaving grit on the moving parts of your heating equipment all summer, give your heating system a once over in the coming weeks. If you have a forced-air system (one with vents, not baseboards), don’t forget to change your air filter –and consider a professional duct cleaning, especially if you’ve got funky smells coming from your vents.
  4. It’s the best time of the year to upgrade – Spring is the best time to take care of any major upgrades to your heating equipment: prices are typically lower than at other times of the year, incentives are more common, and top-notch heating installation technicians have more open appointment times.

After a long heating season, it’s time to give your heating system the attention it needs; the work from our expert technicians will pay for itself with increased efficiency and fewer repairs. Contact Holden Oil today to sign up for a Holden Service Plan for your heating oil- or propane-fired equipment, or to get a FREE, no-obligation estimate on heating system installation in the North Shore!