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How To Avoid Big Heating Repair Bills

hvac repair connecticutWith the holidays behind us and tax time ahead, we have enough big bills to think about this time of year – especially if money is tight, as it is for many of us this year. The last thing any of us needs right now is a big heating repair bill.

Two Major Ways To Avoid HVAC Repairs

The good news is you can avoid many costly heating repairs in the coming months if you keep two simple things in mind.

#1: Routine heater maintenance is the key to avoiding unexpected bills.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – or, in the case of a heating system, potentially hundreds of dollars in heating repairs.

About 80 percent of the repairs we make on heating equipment during the course of a year are caused by problems resulting from inadequate professional heating system maintenance. Getting an annual tune-up will help an experienced technician spot small issues before they become big problems, nipping potentially costly heating repairs in the bud.

Routine maintenance will also keep your heating system running at peak efficiency, which can save you money on energy bills. Getting professional service is more than likely a condition of your furnace or boiler’s warranty, too – meaning that you’ll need annual maintenance to preserve your coverage for future repairs and part replacement.

The bottom line: servicing your equipment will often pay for itself in efficiency preservation alone, while also helping you avoid repairs, giving you peace of mind, and extending the life of your equipment. The best way to get that service? Enroll in a Jennings Heating System Service Plan. We offer several levels of plans to fit your budget and your needs for both oil and propane-fired systems, and all include annual tune-up maintenance.

#2: Keep your eyes and ears open for hvac warning signs.

While our service technicians are the best in the business, they can’t be at your home 24/7 to check your heating system. You have to become our eyes and ears: If you hear unusual noises such as banging, squealing or rattling, or if you see water or fuel leaks near your heating system, contact us right away. Ignoring these problems won’t make them go away, it will only make them worse and more expensive to fix.

Jennings Oil & Propane can help you take good care of your home’s heating system so you can avoid expensive heating repair bills. Contact us today to learn more about heating system maintenance, repairs, and installations in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties, CT!