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Getting Your Home Heater Ready for The Holidays

Holiday hosting. There is nothing more exciting, and nothing more stressful. Once October rolls around, we have back-to-back-to-back holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and many more. Each one a unique celebration with one main similarity—your home becomes filled with people. And, when you have a house filled with guests, the last thing you want is for your heater to putter to a stop.

Your heater should confidently run without complication. Prevent unexpected heating system failures by practicing preventative maintenance.

Benefits of Professional Maintenance

Practicing preventative maintenance will prove beneficial. You will be able to fully focus on putting up your holiday decor rather than worrying about whether or not your heater will turn on. Here are the positive effects of annual professional maintenance:

Your unit will live longer.

The key to a long lifespan? Catching small malfunctions early. When tiny repairs go unnoticed for a long period of time, they become more severe issues. Malfunctioning parts can cause extreme wear and tear, which can lead to an entire system breakdown. Avoid these irreparable problems! Contact Farmer’s Air for your heater repairs.

Your air quality will improve.

Did you know the air in your home can be more polluted than the air outside? If you fail to keep up with regular air filter changes and system cleanings, your air can become compromised by bacteria build-up, dander, and even mold. Make sure you replace your air filters at least every 90 days.

You will be at ease.

When you perform annual upkeep on your system, you will be able to rely on your heater. No more emergency repairs. No more mid-party panics. With preventative maintenance, your heater will run efficiently and effectively.

Your utility bills will decrease.

The harder your heating system has to work, the more energy it needs to complete its job. Your heater cannot run properly when you have malfunctioning parts or broken features. The system compensates for the malfunction by increasing the length of its heating cycles. This then requires more energy, which means more money, to deliver warm air in your home. Start saving on your utility costs—schedule professional heater maintenance today.

Does Your Heater Require Repair or Replacement?


It’s time to call a professional HVAC technician for heater repair if your heater has any of the following symptoms:

  1. Unpleasant Odors

If a strong stench, one of burning rubber or plastic, persists after using your heating system, an electrical or mechanical feature is likely malfunctioning. This is a pressing issue, as your entire heating system can breakdown, and you’ll need to replace rather than repair.

  1. Loud Sounds

If you hear loud clanking, banging, or screeching, a loose part is probably bouncing around in your system. You should have a skilled HVAC technician check this out, as these sounds may also indicate you need to replace your heater’s belt.

  1. Uneven Temperatures

If your home has cool spots, your heater is not properly distributing your heated air. Your ductwork may be at fault here, or it may be a technological problem with your thermostat. Get your system up and running again with Farmer’s Air.


You will need a heater replacement if the following apply to you:

  1. Your Heater is 15-20 Years Old

A 20-year-old heater is ready for retirement. It can no longer function efficiently, and its outdated technology is not nearly as eco-friendly as current models. Even if your system does not naturally breakdown due to old age, it is costing you more to run than a new unit would. Time for an upgrade!

  1. You Have Repair After Repair

If your repairs are costing almost half the price of a new unit, you should not continue down the repair path. You will save money in the long run by installing a new heating system.

  1. Your Unit is Short Cycling

When your heater keeps turning on and off, it is in danger of overheating. Contact Farmer’s Air for your new heating system.

For all of your heating system maintenance, service, and repairs, contact Farmer’s Air at (843) 508-9779. We will get your heating system holiday ready.