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“How Do I Save Money on My Heating Bill?”

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The best way to save money on your heating bill is with one important service–heating maintenance! If you’ve followed our blog for long, you know we talk about maintenance a lot, and it’s for good reason. Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. This helps your system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Ask about the Dalton Complete Home Comfort Membership Plan! We have multiple plan options; for plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, and fireplace maintenance. We can help you ensure that your systems, including your heater, are in great shape. Also, members can count on a 100% comfort guarantee, discounts on parts and repair, and many more benefits. Contact us to learn more and enroll. In the meantime, read on to learn more about maintenance and how it helps you save money.

Prevent Problems

A well-maintained heater will be a lot less likely to require repairs in the winter when you need it the most. There’s not a lot worse than calling in a technician in the middle of a cold winter evening and hoping that they happen to be available, and then having to wait until you find out they’re out on another emergency service call.

The adjustments our technicians make during your maintenance appointment can help reduce wear and tear, which is why we advise that you schedule this service as early on in the season as possible (but so long as you’re doing it once a year, that’s more important).

Improve Efficiency

Maintaining your heater now means that when winter comes, you’ll save money. Heater maintenance enables your system to run more smoothly than it might have otherwise. Cleaning the burner, for instance, allows for a smoother start-up, and your heater won’t require so much energy to operate. You might be surprised by just how much you save when you have your heater regularly maintained.

Longer Lifespan

Studies show that heaters that receive routine tune-ups typically last longer than those that don’t. You will likely need to pay for a repair here or there following up a maintenance visit, but in the long run, your heater will work more effectively and efficiently as a result, allowing it to reach the end of its expected useful service life.

Increased Safety

Are you using a gas-powered heater? There is a risk involved. True, today’s heaters are designed and built with customer safety in mind, but the only way they can remain safe throughout their years of use is if they are well maintained.

A gas furnace that doesn’t get regular maintenance, for instance, might have a cracked heat exchanger that is allowing carbon monoxide gas into your home. Cracks aren’t typically visible to the untrained eye but can occur due to temperature fluctuations and wear and tear over time. Exposure to this gas can lead to serious illness, or worse, and is nothing to be ignored or neglected. Even if safety is the only reason you have maintenance done for your gas heater, that’s good enough!

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online for professional heating service in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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