During the long, cold winter in Greater St. Louis, Missouri, keeping everyone safe and warm indoors is a top priority. When temperatures take a nose dive, it’s a relief to know that your heater will work well whenever you need it. If something goes wrong, a timely repair will help to safeguard your family, your wallet and your property. Here are three reasons it’s so important to take prompt action at the first sign of any problem.

Compromised Comfort

Even what seems to be a minor malfunction in your heater can have a big impact on system performance. Your furnace, boiler or heat pump may continue to operate, but it won’t deliver the level of comfort you want. From a faulty thermostat to a worn belt or loose connection, issues can often be resolved with a simple fix. A well-timed repair helps to ensure that you enjoy peak system performance no matter what Old Man Winter throws your way.

Higher Heating Costs

Glitches, damage and dirty parts can affect heater cycling. In most cases, the heating system is likely to run for longer time periods too. The resulting energy waste increases your heating costs in several ways:

  • Increased usage means higher energy bills throughout the heating season.
  • Wear and tear lead to a shorter system life and the need for premature replacement.
  • Unresolved heater problems can lead to costly repairs down the road.

The best way to avoid energy waste is to combine proper heater maintenance with home improvements like air sealing. A whole-home approach can cut your energy costs by as much as 30 percent.

Safety Hazards

From residential fires to emissions of deadly carbon monoxide, faulty heaters can pose serious risks to your family. Neglected heaters are particularly prone to these types of health and safety hazards. Prompt repairs help to prolong your heating system’s system life and protect your family’s wellbeing too.

When it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor for your heater repairs, experience matters. Averill Heating & Air Conditioning has provided quality repairs throughout the St. Louis region for more than 40 years. For more information, check out our heating services or call (314) 427-3825 today.

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