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Have Your Furnace Tuned-Up Now to Prepare for Winter

The heavy cold in Illinois is still a few months away, but you shouldn’t delay when it comes to making winter preparations for your home. Part of that is to schedule a pre-season tune-up for your heating system. Take advantage of the slower September and October period to arrange a visit from skilled HVAC technicians to look over your heater and make sure it is ready for the work ahead.

Currently, Malek Heating & Cooling is offering a pre-season furnace tune-up for only $99.95. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get ahead of the cold and have a furnace in the best shape possible to deal with winter. Below are some of the advantages of having a pre-season tune-up and maintenance visit for your heating in Wilmette, IL:

I. Avoid surprise breakdowns

It’s perhaps the worst-case scenario for a chilly Illinois day: the heating system suddenly dies and will not turn back on. When this occurs, you can always call for emergency repairs, but heating technicians are usually extremely busy with other malfunctioning heaters at this time, and you might end up with an icy waiting period until the repair service can get out to you. Full breakdowns also tend to be more expensive and time-consuming to repair. A tune-up significantly reduces the chances of a breakdown occurring—and will also give you valuable peace of mind.

II. Save money with an efficient heater

Every year that a furnace or other heating system goes without a pre-season tune-up, it will begin to lose fuel efficiency and consume more energy to do the same job. On average, a heating system will lose 5% efficiency for each year it misses regular maintenance. You don’t want to pay more to keep your home warm than you have to, so schedule a pre-season maintenance visit to make sure the heating system works at its best.

III. Get a longer life from your heater

The main benefit a heater receives from a tune-up is the reduction of the effects of operational stress. In the short-term, this prevents malfunctions and maintains efficiency… but the long-term effect is the most important of all: the heater will last many years longer than it would otherwise. The only way for any heating system to reach its manufacturer’s expected lifespan is through regular maintenance to keep it “well oiled.” Having to replace a heating system prematurely is a large expense that you want to avoid at all costs, and annual pre-season tune-ups will help.

If you use a furnace for your heating in Wilmette, IL or other parts of Chicagoland, you should give us a call at Malek Heating & Cooling and take advantage of our current pre-season tune-up offer. Check out our maintenance program to see some of the other benefits we offer when you choose us to help you keep your heating in great shape.

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