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Why You Should Still Take Care of Heating Repairs at the End of Winter

dog-under-the-blanketWe’ve gone through some colder spells recently along with rain, but with the calendar turning over to March, we can see the end of the winter ahead. Winter is not usually rough for us here in Katy (with some major exceptions), and you’ll probably be ready to switch to a “summer weather” mentality by the end of March.

However, that doesn’t mean you should entirely forget about your home’s heating system even as you begin to use it less. If you notice problems with your heating system, we urge you to call for professional heating repair in Katy, TX as soon as you can. Please don’t delay with those repairs because the winter’s almost over and you don’t think you’ll need to worry about the heater. Here are the benefits of acting soon when it comes to getting your heater fixed, no matter the month:

Safety

Safety first! Central heating systems for homes are designed with safety as a priority, and for the most part, you don’t need to worry much about your heater running safely. Malfunctions, however, can make a heater become unsafe. This is especially important for gas furnaces: you don’t want to risk carbon monoxide leaks or combustion dangers because you left your furnace unrepaired. 

Preparation for Cold Snaps

Yes, March and April can have some nasty cold weather shocks. If you’ve lived here for several years, you’ll know how the temperatures can take sudden turns just when it looks as if the winter is finished. You don’t want to face the cold with a heating system that might fail because it has a lingering repair problem. When you keep up with repairs, you’ll have a heater ready to get to work.

Reduced Energy Waste

Almost any heater malfunction, even if it doesn’t appear to outwardly affect the heating capacity, can force the system to work harder than necessary. This causes a drop in the unit’s energy efficiency and a rise in utility bills. You don’t want to pay more than you should for heating just because it’s near the end of the season, and prompt repairs will see that you won’t.

Longer Life for the Heater

Another deleterious effect that neglected repairs have is that they place more strain on other components and the system in general. This can lead to other problems cropping up in a chain reaction—but the biggest overall concern is that this strain will shorten the heater’s service life. Keeping on top of repairs, no matter when they happen, will help your heating system give you the most years of quality work and the best return on your original investment. 

Less Hassle Later

This is the basic reason not to procrastinate with, well, anything in your life. You’re not solving a problem, you’re only punting the problem downfield. It’s far easier to have a heating repair done now, when there’s warmer weather, than when you’re trying to beat the clock before the cold weather settles in for good in fall. 

At AC Comfort, Your Comfort Is Our Business! We’re here to handle your heating repairs when you need them—call us today.

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