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Increased Efficiency: Tune-Up Your Heating System to Save Money

Increased Efficiency: Tune-Up Your Heating System to Save Money

Massachusetts winters can be brutal, but homeowners in the greater MetroWest area still have a chance to prepare for cold weather.  Annually adjusting and cleaning your heating system will maintain its efficiency and can save you money on utility bills.

Increasing efficiency

Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers heating system inspections and tune-ups to make sure the system is running at peak capacity in order to avoid wasting energy and to keep your utility bills at minimum. Regular maintenance also helps spot small problems before they turn into catastrophes.

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Avoiding problems

Going through an annual tune-up gives a professional technician time to survey the equipment and find any potentially damaging problems. If left untreated, these problems can become big expenses in the future.

Hidden hazards

Just because your heating system is working doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. Breakdowns can happen gradually as systems fail without proper attention. Most heating system failure scenarios can be prevented. Unusual sounds or smells, uneven heating, inefficient heating, or even a sudden spike in the energy bill can mean a problem is occurring within the heating system.

Ensure warranty

Neglect can leave you with expensive repairs down the road that are not covered by your warranty. Heater and boiler manufacturers can require routine maintenance as a condition of warranty coverage.

Prolong equipment life

Scheduled maintenance ensures all parts of the equipment are working according to their factory settings. Skilled technicians can perform a filter, wire and blower check to help prolong the lifespan of the heating unit.

Time for replacement

After a thorough inspection, Nicholson’s expert technicians can also advise homeowners if it might make more sense to replace an old, outdated boiler than continuing to throw away money during cold weather. According to U.S. Department of Energy, older heating systems just can’t compete when it comes to energy efficiency:

Although older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56 percent to 70 percent, modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98.5 percent, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills.

For more information about how to schedule a heating tune-up or what other services Nicholson provides, call 508-893-4258 or visit Nicholson proudly offers discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.