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Four reasons to take care of your heating system this spring
Most people don’t think a whole lot of time thinking about their furnace or boiler once spring arrives – 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 rear view).
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:
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.
It’s THE time of the year for cleaning – 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 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.
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.