Why Is Heating Maintenance a Job for the Pros?

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It’s just not that simple

Winter is upon us, and you want to know that your furnace is up to the task of keeping your Connecticut home comfortable and warm all season long. Your furnace is also a pretty expensive component of your home, so it’s important to invest in its proper care.

Your furnace plays a large role in keeping you and your family warm, safe, and comfortable. Proper maintenance plays an important role in ensuring that your home’s heating system will run safely and efficiently all year long—but especially during the coldest months when you need it the most.

It’s important to schedule an annual maintenance tune-up for your heating system. It’s the best way to keep your furnace in top shape. However, if you’re thinking about trying to do the maintenance yourself for bragging rights or to save a bit of money, don’t. Heating maintenance is a job best left for professionals. Plus, if you DIY, it might end up costing you more than if you’d hired someone.

Why should you leave your heating system’s maintenance to the pros? Here are three reasons:

1. You’ll be putting safety first

The furnace in your home isn’t self-explanatory or simple. Instead, it’s a complicated system with lots of intricate moving parts. Trying to take care of the maintenance yourself could be a dangerous mistake. If you damage the wrong component, that could start a fire or a harmful buildup of carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide is a real concern when working with heating equipment. This gas poses a serious threat to the health and safety of you and your family. When carbon monoxide builds up in the bloodstream, it causes the improper functioning of the brain, heart, and lungs—essential organs. Carbon monoxide poisoning can seriously harm the health of your family and pets. It can even be fatal. It simply isn’t worth the risk.

Plus, carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, so people often don’t know they’re in danger until it’s too late.

2. It’s a good investment

As we mentioned before, your furnace is a complex system. Our technicians have received extensive training and certifications that qualify them for this work. Watching a video or reading a book won’t equip you to safely and effectively handle the maintenance of your heating equipment.

Plus, chances are your attempt to save money by doing the maintenance yourself will backfire and cost you more in the end. Any mistake you make could leave you with a repair or replacement bill that’s far bigger than what you would have spent on a professional tune-up. The average furnace repair costs a few hundred dollars. The average furnace replacement costs several thousands of dollars.

3. You’ll be protecting your warranty

Most furnace warranties require that regular maintenance be performed by a professional service technician. Doing the tune-up yourself might void the warranty on your heating system, which could cost you a lot of money in the long run.

Let Hocon Handle Your Home Heating System

From installation to annual preventative maintenance, the highly experienced and licensed staff at Hocon will make sure you get the most out of your propane home heating system. We routinely train our employees on the latest technology, so they’re always equipped to perform their work as efficiently and safely as possible.

Hocon has six strategic locations that serve residents and companies throughout Connecticut and in parts of Massachusetts and New York. Click here to find the branch closest to you.

Contact Hocon today to request a maintenance tune-up for your heating system.

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