Steps You Can Take to Extend Your Heater’s Lifespan

According to, Northern Virginia has a “Goldilocks Climate.” It gets cold, but not too much. Nevertheless, your heater can work nonstop for nearly six months straight. It needs annual heater maintenance for a long and happy life. Depriving a hardworking heater of the care it requires will kill it slowly and cost you plenty. On the other hand, yearly heater tune-ups will increase energy efficiency, prevent breakdowns, extend the unit’s lifespan, and reduce annual heating costs by up to 40%.

Ensure That Your Heater Won’t Continually Overwork

Decreased performance is an early indication that a heater hasn’t been serviced. Your home may still feel comfortable, but the heater has to work twice as hard to maintain the thermostat setting.

The unit might cycle on and off more frequently to ensure that you have plenty of heat. However, your energy bills will typically go up. If left untreated, the heater will wear itself out and die prematurely.

Head Off Expensive and Unanticipated Breakdowns

With annual tune-ups, your service technician can perform timely heater repairs before they escalate into expensive issues that can shave years off the life of your heater. Cleaning the condensate drain, for example, prevents clogs and water damage to your floor, walls, and ceiling.

Prevent Poor Indoor Air Quality and Damage From Dirty Filters

Keeping a clean filter is essential for clean indoor air. Dirty filters can cause the unit to overheat and shut down. Filters are changed during annual heater maintenance, but they must also be replaced between tune-ups.

Dirty filters can hurt the air handler and burn out the blower motor. These are costly heating repairs, and the damage can seriously reduce your heater’s lifespan. You might even need a heating replacement.

At Commonwealth Cooling & Heating, LLC, the heaters we service last a long, long time. Visit us online to learn more.

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