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Is Your Heating System Turning into An Artifact?

With heating season in full force, our technicians at Toshack are helping clients deal with the winter chill and helping them stay warm. One of the most common questions we hear is this: how often should I maintain my system? In this post, our Kingston heating services team answers this question and touches on the importance of regular maintenance.

Cleaning System Inspection Frequency

If you’ve ever seen the movie Abbot and Costello Meet the Mumm, you probably remember the scene where the archaeologist enters a tomb and discovers a priceless artifact. But upon leaving with it and reaching daylight, it turns to dust. This is not far off from what happens when our team comes across a heating system past its prime. In the worst cases, we close the “tomb” and leave the “artifact” alone out of fear that it will “turn to dust.” In the best cases, some repairs or replacements are needed to get the system back into shape.

Ask the question again: how often should I maintain my system?

If you want to keep a healthy system, the answer is always at least once a year. With the potential for things to go wrong at any time, it’s important to have your system serviced at least once every 12 months. At the end of the day, this will save you time, money, and stress.

Murphy’s Law

Any technician, engineer, or programmer is aware of Murphy’s Law, which says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. When it comes to heating, this law is extremely relevant. Remember: heating systems don’t break when it’s mild out, they fail when it’s cold. If you don’t have a well-maintained system during the coldest days of the year, it will fail. In addition, if you don’t have a service agreement, you might have to wait days to get an expert to look at the issue.

Service Agreements

At the end of the day, routine and preventative maintenance is needed to avoid your HVAC system turning into a dusty artifact. Not only that but if you want to avoid unreliable technicians, you need a service agreement. Every system has the potential to run at its most efficient, and when you ensure that this happens through proper maintenance you will get the most value from it.

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If you’re having problems with your HVAC system and need professional help, our team a Toshack provides heating services in Kingston and Brockville to address them. Contact us today for more information or further questions.

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