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Why Professional Maintenance is Important for Your Heating System

Home Heating & Air Conditioning Services
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Caring for your heating system might feel like a burdensome task, but you have to look at it like do your car. Would you let your car go for 60,000 miles without an oil change or other proper maintenance? Doing so would mean certain death for your car. The same can be said for your heating appliances.

Even though Port Arthur, Texas isn't known for cold weather, you still need to keep your heating system running in top condition. Regular, professional maintenance: 

Ensures Longevity

Following the car analogy, annual maintenance will keep your HVAC system running efficiently at peak performance. A technician will clean the system of collected dust and mold, replace worn parts, and inspect for leaks. When the system performs well, it puts minimal strain on the motor and other moving parts, reducing wear and tear, and it consumes less energy. Less strain equates a healthier system with a longer life.

Mitigates Health and Safety Risks

Assuming your heating system relies on fossil fuels for energy, the combustion process releases carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as byproducts. Small cracks in the HVAC system's heat exchanger can leak these toxic gases into your home. Prolonged exposure to these gases can cause dizziness, nausea, feelings of malaise, and lead to other far more serious maladies — even lethal consequences in some instances. Professional preventive maintenance includes a thorough inspection for leaks or conditions that have the potential of creating leaks.

Prevents Risk of Breakdown

Annual preventive maintenance greatly reduces the likelihood of your system breaking down when you rely on it most during extreme temperatures. Finding a technician to repair your HVAC system during those times will be more challenging, as the demand for repairs is generally high when temperatures are at their worst. 

Consider setting up a preventive maintenance contract with Thermacon Service Company, Inc. Call us at 866-797-1535 today. You'll save money on repairs and energy use while enjoying the peace of mind that your heating system is operating well.

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