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3 Ways Heater Maintenance Helps Prevent a Winter Nightmare

The temperature of the water surrounding Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is still warm enough for a swim. That will change soon, though, as November nears. With cooler air and water temperatures, homeowners will start to turn on their heating systems. Before flipping the switch, invest in heater maintenance to prevent a winter nightmare.

Heater Maintenance Improves Energy Efficiency

The average residential electricity rate in South Carolina is 11.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks 19th in the country. Residents in South Carolina consume an average of about 1,119 kilowatt hours of electricity per month, which ranks in the top 10. To ease the financial burden of paying for electricity, it’s important to optimize your HVAC system for efficiency. The less stress and strain it experiences, the more money you keep in your pocket.

For added savings: Set your thermostat to 68 degrees when at home and awake, and lower it when away or asleep.

Heater Maintenance Prevents Scary Breakdowns

Breakdowns are scary, whether it’s your vehicle on a busy highway or your heater during a cold winter night. When you invest in heater maintenance early in the fall, you’ll ensure your heating system is ready to handle the upcoming workload. A service technician will repair any minor issues today, preventing possible dangers tomorrow.

Heater Maintenance Helps Avoid Premature Death

Taking care of your health prevents common killers like cancer and heart disease. Your heating system is no different. To maximize its life cycle, you must hire a service technician – an HVAC doctor of sorts – to visit your home for a seasonal checkup. That way, you’ll avoid common malfunctions with essential system components.

Your heating system shouldn’t become an item that haunts you. To optimize its operation and secure your comfort at home, contact Farmer’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (843) 508-9779. With decades of experience working with all types of heating systems, our service technicians know exactly how to handle your heater and ensure its efficiency.