Once the summer heat hits New England, the last thing any of us want to think about is winter time and cold weather. However, if you’re considering converting from oil to gas or even if your current system just needs some love, summer is the perfect time to get this done. Here are a few reasons why servicing your heating system in the summer ensures a warm winter ahead.
Winter will be here before we know it, and the first cold day of the season isn’t a great time to learn that your heat isn’t working. Even if your heating system is up and running at the beginning of the season, a breakdown during the winter could leave you heatless for a few days, especially if you need a part that is not available right away. If you find your heating system needs a replacement, it can take time to get new equipment with current supply chain issues. By having your boiler checked and maintained in the summertime, you’re allowing plenty of time for all necessary equipment to be ordered.
Additionally, waiting until wintertime can force homeowners to invest in quick, “band-aid” repairs simply because it’s the fastest solution and they need heat ASAP. By having your system serviced in the summertime, you’ll be able to make the best and smartest decision for your home, which will save you time and money in the long run. Lastly, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re ready for whenever the cold weather decides to hit.
Technicians Have More Time During the Summer
The colder months are busy season for heating service companies, who are inundated with calls for emergencies and repairs. Realizing your heating isn’t working during this time may leave you on a long waitlist for maintenance. Summertime is usually less chaotic for these companies, ensuring you’ll be able to quickly book an appointment and have their full time and attention to service your system the right way, not just the fastest way.
The Warmer Weather is Ideal for Services
If you’re converting from oil to gas, companies will often need to take down your current boiler system, which involves shutting your heat off for as long as it takes to complete the conversion. Additionally, gas companies typically only install gas lines in warmer weather when the ground isn’t frozen. While Priority One does have a process that often allows us to keep your system running during maintenance or conversion, sometimes space (and time) don’t allow for it.
While it may be tempting to wait until your heating system fails before calling for service, don’t wait. Maintaining your system during the summer will ensure you have a properly working heating system come winter when you’ll need it most. Trust us—your future self will thank you!
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Schedule your annual maintenance or discuss a plan of action for an aging system now. Contact us here or give us a call at (508) 272-7880 to make sure your heating system is ready for the months to come!