While the threat of snow or ice isn’t a big issue here in the greater Mount Pleasant, SC area, we still have to rely on our heating systems to keep us warm and comfortable in the winter season. Heating emergencies are not something you want to experience as a homeowner. You might be forced to come up with a large amount of money for an unexpected repair or even worse, a full furnace or heat pump replacement. Thankfully, there are things you can do to avoid heating emergencies. Below, we’ve put together our top three tips to avoiding heating emergencies this winter (and winters to come).

Keep Your Heating System Professionally Maintained

Preventative HVAC maintenance is extremely important. Just like your car needs regular oil maintenance and your teeth need regular cleanings, your heating and air conditioning system needs to be tuned up on a regular basis as well. Most people tend to neglect their HVAC system until a problem arises but this can lead to expensive heating emergencies. Professional maintenance not only helps to improve your comfort, it also provides better air quality, energy savings, and peace of mind knowing that you are less likely to encounter a heating emergency. We recommend having your heating unit serviced annually in the fall but it’s never too late to schedule professional maintenance! To learn more about the benefits of routine maintenance, check out our HVAC Maintenance Plans.

Don’t Try to Repair the Problem Yourself

Heating systems are composed of complex equipment that needs professional servicing and professional repair. No matter how handy you might be with appliances, heating systems can be dangerous especially if you don’t have the proper training. If something is repaired incorrectly, it could end up costing you more down the road to be fixed than it would cost to call in a professional for help.

Don’t Put Off a Heating System Replacement

If your furnace is over 15 years old, it’s likely that it’s days are coming to an end. An old and outdated heating system is not energy efficient and it will be more prone to breakdowns. You could save yourself money in the long run by replacing your furnace now instead of paying for tons of repairs only to have minimal comfort in your Mount Pleasant, SC home. If you’re looking to improve the comfort and the efficiency of your home this winter, give the HERO Heating & Air experts a call today!

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