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Late Winter Heater Problem? Don’t Put It Off!


As we start to move out of the cold winter months and into spring, we tend to think less about our home heaters. Why should we anyway, when it’s starting to warm up?

Even though you may not be using your heater as much as you would in the middle of winter, it is important that you keep it maintained. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a tricky situation if it fails when you need it when a cold spell arrives.

Here are a few reasons why you should have any repairs on your heater dealt with as soon as possible.

The heater may become dangerous

If you have an issue with your heater, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. A malfunctioning heater can pose a serious safety hazard. If you have broken piping or other issues, there could be carbon monoxide leaking into your home, an odorless and colorless gas that can be deadly. If there is a leak, you or your family could start to experience symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and vomiting. In extreme cases, it can result in death. Make sure you have any broken piping or other components looked at as soon as possible, even if you aren’t using the heater.

The heater will cost more because of the repair problem

Leaving a problem with your heater for too long will only make it more expensive to fix. Plus, the longer you wait, the greater the chance the problem will worsen. If you don’t address the issue, you run the risk of a component completely breaking and requiring a full replacement of the heater.

The heater could fail during a late-season cold snap

One of the last things you want is for your heater to fail during a cold spell. Even if it is warm now, in a few weeks we could have a cold snap. You’ll want to have your heater in perfect working order, otherwise, you’re in for an uncomfortable time.

It will take years off the heater’s service life

Just like any appliance in your home, if you don’t take care of it, it won’t last as long. By not repairing your heater and keeping it maintained, you could be shaving years off its lifespan. In the long run, this will cost you more money as you’ll have to replace your heater sooner than if you took care of it.

It means less convenience come fall

The last thing you want is to be without a working heater when the weather starts to turn cold again. If you don’t repair your heater now, you may find yourself without heat come fall. This will be very inconvenient and uncomfortable. Not to mention, if it’s an emergency repair, it will likely be much more expensive.

So there are a few reasons why it’s important to take care of any repairs on your heater, even when it’s not being used. Make sure you address any issues as soon as possible to avoid any potential dangers or extra costs.

Heating repair in Delaware and Maryland

If you have any need for heating repair in Delaware and Maryland, we’ve got the right team, and the tools, for the job. We’ll make sure your home heating system works optimally and lasts for as long as it should.

At Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc., “We Take Pride in Your Comfort!” Call today for heating repairs.

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