Why Homeowners Shouldn’t Put Off Heating Repairs

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it’s easy to put off repairs to your heating system because there’s so much to do. If you’re a homeowner who suspects something may be wrong, you may have said to yourself, “I’ll put it off until after the holidays” or something similar. It’s still running, so why worry, right? The fact is your heating system should be repaired as soon as you think there is possibly a problem. By putting it off, you could be headed for a complete breakdown!

Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t wait to have your heater repaired by a trusted Bay Area heating & cooling contractor.

Problems don’t just “go away” or fix themselves. Even if your system was making a strange noise and the noise stopped, it could actually indicate the problem has become worse. By putting off repair, you’re asking for more issues to develop, or for existing problems to become worse – which means more costly.

Your system won’t operate as efficiently. A heating system is designed to operate at a specific level of energy efficiency. When your system needs repair, it isn’t working optimally, which means it isn’t reaching the efficiency level it’s capable of. This means more energy usage, and higher heating bills – not to mention added wear and tear on the equipment.

More wear and possibly a shorter lifespan. Most heating systems are designed to last for many years, however a system that continues to operate when it needs repair is working under stress. This makes it more difficult for your system to achieve the temperature you have set your thermostat at, and makes the components in your heater work harder. This can result in a total breakdown and your heating system not lasting as long as it should. Total replacement can be very costly! If only you’d had those repairs made when you first noticed a problem, you likely would have saved a bundle.

So what is the takeaway here? Have heating repairs made right now, instead of putting them off. This is particularly important during certain times of the year when you use the heat more than usual. If you are having problems or know your heater needs repair, give Ortiz Heating & A/C a call today. Schedule repairs for your home with one of our highly trained technicians, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your holidays won’t be ruined by a breakdown.