Before chilly autumn evenings turn into cold winter nights, you’ll want to make sure that your furnace, heat pump or boiler is in tip-top shape. A well-maintained heater is essential in Lake County IL where plummeting outdoor temperatures put heating systems to the test. A quick call to the experts at Assurance Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment makes sure that your heater is up to the task.

Save Money with Scheduled Maintenance

Whether you have an old but reliable boiler or a brand new high efficiency furnace, regularly scheduled maintenance is the best way to avoid future heater repair costs. Inspections allow skilled HVAC technicians to correct minor malfunctions before they lead to major repairs. Regular care extends the service life of your heater too. Best of all, professional maintenance ensures that your heating systems functions at peak efficiency, saving you money every month on your heating bills.

Keep Your Family Safe with a Fall Heater Tune-Up

An oil or gas heater keeps your household warm by burning a mix of air and fuel in the unit’s combustion chamber. A number of by-products are generated during the combustion process too, including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Heaters are engineered to vent harmful substances safely outside your home. Without regular furnace or boiler maintenance, however, parts can corrode and pose a real safety hazard to you and your family.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), more than 25 percent of residential heating fires are caused by improper heater maintenance. Boiler or furnace maintenance protects you against carbon monoxide dangers as well. Leaks, clogs and loose connections can allow the deadly gas to seep into your home’s living spaces. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites poorly maintained boilers and furnaces as a significant source of carbon monoxide in the home. Both the USFA and the CDC urge homeowners to have their fuel-burning heaters professionally serviced every year.

Know When Replacement is the Best Option

Even the best furnace, heat pump or boiler will lose some efficiency over time. If you have an older heating system, you may save more money and enjoy better performance over the long term with a modern replacement. Older furnaces, for example, typically have efficiencies that range from 55 to 80 percent. Today’s best new furnaces achieve efficiencies as high as 98 percent, effectively converting all of the fuel into heat for your home. Modern heaters comes with advanced features that enhance their performance too. If your well-maintained but older furnace isn’t delivering that level of comfort that you want for your family, replacement is a viable option.

Serving the Lake County, IL, region since 1981, the experts at Assurance Heating and Air Conditioning are experienced at servicing all types of boilers, heat pumps and furnaces. We’re pleased to offer ongoing specials that make maintaining your heating system even more affordable too. Don’t wait until the first bone-chilling night to see if your heater is operating at optimal efficiency. Call us today to schedule your maintenance service appointment.