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Late Maintenance is Better Than None–Here’s Why


After you spend an entire winter season cooped up at home it can feel like a great relief to be able to shut down your heating system. You may not be there just yet but we know that many of us are looking forward to shutting our heaters down.

With that said, you don’t want to just shut your heater down and walk away until next winter. If you didn’t schedule heater maintenance in Jefferson, MD at the beginning of the season, then now may be the right time to get the job done.

Don’t believe us? Let us explain why late maintenance will always be better than no maintenance at all.

3 Reasons Why Late Maintenance is Still Important

Heater maintenance is important to keep your system in great shape so it can keep you warm when it counts. Even if it is late, it has the potential to make a positive difference. Here are some reasons why:

  1. It can still reduce the risk of early repair needs. Maintenance services are going to catch a lot of small issues before they escalate into repair needs. This becomes especially important because, after a full season of use without having had a maintenance service to kick things off, you really want to make sure that you schedule maintenance soon or you are likely going to have repair needs earlier than you need to.
  2. It can still improve your energy efficiency. Maintenance has the ability to help your heating system maintain a better level of energy efficiency than it would without it. Even if you schedule your maintenance in spring, rather than fall, this service will help your heater be ready to offer an optimal energy efficiency level
  3. It can prevent an early breakdown. Like we said above, maintenance helps your system avoid having an extensive number of repair needs simply because it allows a technician to prevent problems before they start. This, of course, reduces the impact of the usual wear and tear your AC experiences and helps it to enjoy the full length of its lifespan. In short, even if your maintenance service is late, it can still help you avoid the hassle of needing an early replacement.

Can it Wait?

At this point, you may be wondering if you can’t just put off your maintenance appointment until next fall. If you skipped out on maintenance last fall, we would honestly urge you to schedule maintenance for your heater sooner than later. While it may not seem necessary to do this because you are preparing to try to keep your house cool instead of warm, you will still want to be prepared in the event of a sudden cold spell. Maintenance can get your heater through the end of the cold weather and ensure you aren’t kicking off summer with a heating system repair.

Contact the Pros for Service

If you need late heating system maintenance, don’t try to do the job yourself or have an amateur try their hand at it. Only trust professionals like the ones of our team with a service this important.

Contact Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for Your Whole House Approach to comfort all year long.