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How Often Does a Heater Need to Be Serviced?

“I don’t know if I’m on track for heater maintenance. How often does a heater need to be serviced?”

How often does a heater need to be serviced? On average, heaters of all makes and models need to be serviced once per year.

It is best to have your heater serviced right before the winter months. This is because people tend to use their heaters more during the winter months than at any other time of the year. The last thing you want is your heater breaking down in the middle of a snowstorm!

Not sure how often you’re supposed to have your heater serviced? Don’t worry. You’re in the right place! Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, you’ll need to be sure to keep up with your regular HVAC checkups and maintenance services. So, if you’ve been wondering how often a heater needs to be serviced, then chances are you’re either new to HVAC maintenance or you’re not sure when the previous owners last serviced the heater. Either way, we’re here to help.

If you’re new to this blog series, then we’re glad to have you! We’re a team of HVAC professionals based in Colorado Springs. We love educating people about the HVAC industry so they can better understand their HVAC units. So, in this post, we’ll answer the question that so many homeowners and business owners have asked: how often does a heater need to be serviced? Then, we’ll tell you how you can get your heater inspected by an HVAC professional for free!

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How often does a heater need to be serviced?

On average, most residential and commercial heaters need to be serviced once per year. Sound excessive? Well, that’s actually more on the conservative side! In fact, if you live in a colder region and you use your heater year-round, then you should consider getting your heater serviced twice per year! 

Here’s why:

We often don’t think about how frequently we use our heaters. But in reality, we use our heaters quite a bit. Every time you run the heat in your home or office, you are subjecting our heaters to wear and tear. Over time, this wear and tear turns into damages, and if left untreated, these damages can lead to permanent damage. And at that point, you’d have to have your heater completely replaced! But by investing in annual checkups and maintenance services, you will keep your heater healthy and you will also extend its lifespan significantly.

When is the best time to get a heater serviced?

It is typically best practice to get your heater serviced right before the winter months hit. Why? Because we rely on our heaters more in the winter than during any other season. Trust us: you can’t afford to have your heater break down suddenly in the dead of winter. The last thing you’d want to deal with is a broken heater in the middle of a blizzard! Make sure your HVAC maintenance is up-to-date before the snowy months hit!

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Get your heater inspected by a professional for free!

If it’s been a while since your last HVAC checkup, then it’s definitely time to schedule some maintenance! As we mentioned earlier, we’re a team of HVAC professionals based in Colorado Springs. If you’re a homeowner or a business owner in Colorado, then we’d be happy to inspect your heater for free! Learn more about our heating services, and request a free inspection today!

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