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Get your North Carolina heating system serviced before the chilly weather arrives

North Carolina may not be as far away from the equator as Maine or Canada. Still, come wintertime, it sure can get cold around here. The average low temperature statewide is 48F, but temperatures can certainly dip below that on any given January or February day.

Your only respite from these cold days is a reliable heating system.

Heating in North Carolina - Keep Your System Up and Running

Your heating system is asked to do a lot during the winter, especially since for many months it's been off and resting. During that off-time, many things can negatively impact your HVAC system's performance. Imagine, for a moment, if you go to turn on your heater for the first time come late fall, only to discover that it's not working properly.

That could turn into a costly, and stressful nightmare.

But even if your heating system is humming along just fine, you should have your heater serviced and inspected once a year by a skilled heating technician.

Take, for example, the type of service work we do here at Comfort First. When folks in North Carolina contact us for their heating service needs, we'll take apart their system and clean the lines and filters, while conducting a thorough inspection of all working parts.

This attention to detail reduces the risk of breakdowns and prolongs your unit's life. Not to mention, paying for annual maintenance and inspection actually saves you money:

Some estimates say that for every year of maintenance you skip, your energy bill will increase by 5-10% due to reduced efficiency.

When's the best time to get your North Carolina heating unit serviced?

First, let's start with the worst time to get your HVAC unit serviced: when it's too late. If it's already winter, and you realize your system isn't working the way it should be, the last thing you want to do is schedule an appointment with your North Carolina heating specialist.

This is particularly true on those very cold days, where your comfort - and safety - are in jeopardy. At that moment, you'll likely have to pay extra for emergency services.

Avoid that headache altogether by planning your maintenance and inspections ahead of time. We suggest you have your heating unit tuned up in the fall, just before the cold weather settles in.

Here at Comfort First, fall is actually a particularly busy time for heating inspections and maintenance, which is why we strongly encourage our clients to sign up for our annual packages. That way, we schedule your service far in advance, and you don't have to worry about remembering to give us a call.

If you prefer not to sign up for an annual package, we suggest you contact your heating specialist sometime in the late spring to set up your fall appointment. That way, you can be sure your heating unit is attended to before it's too late.

Why you need a technician to service your N.C. heating unit

We've met and worked with many homeowners throughout N.C. who prefer to take the do-it-yourself approach with home care whenever possible.

We applaud that work ethic! But at the same time, we recommend that you turn to the professionals when inspecting and servicing your heating unit.

That's because there are a lot of moving parts involved in your unit, each with their own unique needs. Our technicians, for example, perform a 21-point checklist when we inspect your unit, which allows us to uncover even the slightest issues that may arise with your system in the future.

Aside from that, most manufacturer warranties require your system to be regularly maintained by a licensed technician. It'd be unfortunate to miss out on the benefits of a warranty because you preferred to service your system on your own.

Save money. Prolong the life of your heater. Schedule a service today!

The cold weather is just around the corner, and this time of year is the perfect time to get your heating system inspected. Our team is expanding our services to cover the demand from our North Carolina neighbors looking to ensure their homes and family are warm all winter long.

Schedule your service today and avoid the cost and pain of a rundown system later on.

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