No one in Bellingham wants to wake up on the coldest day of the year with no heat. For most modern households, the only thing worse is a day without clean water or power. Unfortunately, if you don’t keep an eye on your heater, that scenario might be more than imaginary.
Washington's cooler weather can really put your heater through the wringer. Such intensive use can lead to parts degradation and reduced efficiency. If left uncorrected, the dirt and grime build up can lead your heating system to an early grave. That’s why it’s so important to get an annual heater tune-up from a local HVAC professional. During their check, our HVAC technician will not only ensure your heater is operating as intended, but they’ll also test its safety controls and lubricate moving parts. If you’re interested in learning more about our heater maintenance services, give 360-685-8098 a call.
There’s the electric bill, the taxes, and the movie streaming services. So, we get why many families are reluctant to add another recurring charge to their budget. But preventive and proactive heater maintenance is vital to living comfortably in the Bellingham area. It’s the best way to prevent you from shivering your way through a cold snap. It also can help pad your wallet in belt-tightening times.
We recommend performing heater maintenance in the fall, a time when many HVAC contractors have time to dedicate to being proactive rather than booked solid with no-heat calls.
Regardless of when you do it, however, you can expect to reap the following benefits:
Now, let’s start with a disclaimer. Heating systems themselves aren’t inherently hazardous, especially more modern systems. But, if you use a gas furnace or gas boiler and cracks develop in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide (CO) can leak into your home, making you and your family sick. Left undetected, it can worsen to the point of hospitalization or death.
Most often an issue with older gas furnaces or boilers, CO risk is best avoided through regular maintenance. During our inspection, our heater expert will carefully examine your heat exchanger for signs of gaps, cracks, or damage. If this is spotted, they will recommend shutting the system down immediately. Replacement is typically recommended, particularly if the unit is older or if the heat exchanger became compromised because too large a system was installed for the size of your home.
You can learn more about our heater installation process here.
Your heater relies on all of its components working in perfect concert to provide the comfort you and your loved ones depend on. Should a part fail, its impact on your heating system can be significant. This is why our HVAC technicians inspect your system from top to bottom. During this analysis, they’ll:
Arranging a heating tune-up with LaVergne's Plumbing and Heating is a breeze. Just give 360-685-8098 a call during our open hours to schedule your annual heater maintenance. We’ll reach out to you prior to your appointment to confirm. Our dedication to keeping your heater and furnace functioning as expected means a thorough inspection is just the beginning of what we provide. We work on all types and brands of heaters including furnaces, heat pumps, and radiators. Our service area includes Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Bellingham, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about why so many people trust us with their heating and cooling systems, check out our reviews on Google.