Preventative Maintenance

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Preventative Maintenance

In a perfect world, you never have to think about the machines that make your home the perfect temperature.  The thermostat on your wall is programmed to keep things just right, and is easily accessible if you need to make adjustments.  You hear a gentle rumbling in the depths of your house . . . and that’s it, it just works.  Contrary to popular belief, existing in that perfect world is completely possible, and even better: it’s easy and will save you money.  It’s the world of Preventative Maintenance.

Like most people, you’re probably already familiar with many forms of Preventative Maintenance.  You know your car needs an oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles, and even though you might go a little over that, you know that the life of your car depends on getting it serviced regularly.  If you own a computer (and chances are that since you’re reading this, you do) then you see the beauty of Preventative Maintenance at work all the time in programs like your web browser and word processor that are automatically updated and maintained to work out “bugs” that would otherwise run them into the ground.  Heating and cooling systems are equally important (if not more important) machines that most people use for more hours each year than either their cars or computers.  Unfortunately, many people don’t know that maintaining their HVAC system is just as vital to keep it running and reliable.

It’s easy to remember to give your car and computer the attention they need because they’re such visible parts of your life; a car is probably one of the biggest things you own, and it’s pretty much impossible to use a computer without staring at it.  But even in the middle of winter, when it’s running night and day to keep you and your house warm, your furnace is out of sight, and out of mind.  And that’s okay!  It’s the way things should be, if your equipment has been maintained properly.  But if your system hasn’t received the care it needs, you may find that perfect world grinding to a halt over a problem that could easily have been prevented; for a lower cost and without the hassle of repairing it when something goes wrong.

All major manufacturers of heating and cooling systems recommend that their products be serviced once a year, to insure the equipment remains efficient and reliable over its expected lifetime.  Our Preventative Maintenance includes this tune-up, then goes a step further with a comprehensive inspection of your system’s safety.  This inspection includes testing high-temperature limit switches, monitoring carbon monoxide levels, examining heat exchangers for cracks or corrosion, measuring gas pressure, and checking that the exhaust piping is drafting properly.  Next, our technicians review the performance of your equipment and make any adjustments needed to bring it up to ideal operation; these small changes often make a big difference on monthly utility bills and the overall comfort of your home.  This review also allows us to forecast any problems on the horizon and address them before they become dangerous or expensive.  More than 80% of all residential heating and cooling system failures could have been prevented with proper maintenance at a fraction of the cost of a major repair.  We finish up by thoroughly cleaning your equipment inside and out and talking with you to answer any questions you may have and to insure we’ve taken care of everything.

Preventative Maintenance will save your equipment, save you money, and maybe even save your life.  Many companies offer “tune-ups” or “regular services”, but at Marr’s Heating, there’s nothing “regular” about our service: we strive everyday to set a new standard of excellence and help our customers live in that perfect world of reliable comfort.  Call us today and experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you and your home are taken care of.

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