Gas heating units are one of the most popular heating systems not only because they are highly energy-efficient, reliable, but also offer consistent warmth for both businesses and homes all year round. Research shows that gas heating is relatively effective, costing nearly half the cost of electric heating.
Natural gas is one of the most environment-friendly heating options available. Natural gas emissions largely consist of small amounts of carbon dioxide and water vapor. It has been proven that gas produces approximately 45% less carbon dioxide than coal and 30% less carbon dioxide than firewood. This simply implies that by installing a gas-powered heater in your home, you would have significantly reduced your carbon footprint.
Gas-powered heaters are also very reliable. When you choose natural gas, you can rest assured knowing gas lines are secure because the lines run underground. This ensures a constant supply of gas; hence, reliable heating!
However, for you to enjoy the potential benefits offered by gas heaters, you’ll have to ensure the unit is properly serviced and well-maintained. Just like any other equipment or device, your gas furnace needs routine servicing to function optimally.
Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t know how often they need to service their heating and cooling units. A gas heater service usually involves examining and testing all the components of your heater, including the thermostat, heat exchanger, air filter, fan, burner, gas pressure, among other vital parts.
Another essential aspect of routine gas heater maintenance is checking carbon monoxide leakage. This is because carbon monoxide is a highly dangerous gas and is mostly produced when your gas heater is poorly serviced and maintained. It is imperative to note that routine gas heater maintenance not only boosts its working efficiency, but equally helps prolong its lifespan and minimize the chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
So, how regularly should you service your gas heater? Heating and cooling professionals recommend that you should service your gas heater at least once every year. What’s more, the service should be conducted by a professional, licensed, and insured gas heater service technician.
So, what are some of the benefits of servicing your HVAC unit more regularly?
1. It will prolong the lifespan of your heater:
Regular heater maintenance not only ensures that your unit is functioning smoothly and efficiently, but will also extend its life. With time, dirt and other forms of debris will accumulate in your unit. Dirt accumulation normally forces your heater to work somewhat harder to warm your home and this impacts its longevity. During routine heater maintenance, the technician will thoroughly clean your heater to ensure it remains in tip-top condition. It will also extend its lifespan.
2. Routine maintenance also prevents carbon monoxide poisoning:
You already know that carbon monoxide is a highly toxic gas that can put your life in danger when inhaled. It can be extremely difficult to detect carbon monoxide leakage if you are not a professional. A professional will not only repair your heater’s broken and damaged components, but will also check to see if your gas heater is combusting and venting the gas properly to ensure there is no risk of gas leakage in your home.
3. Routine gas heater service will help reduce your monthly energy bills:
As mentioned earlier, regular heater service will make your unit to function smoothly and efficiently. And when your heater is operating optimally, it will consume less energy. This also results in a significant reduction of your monthly energy bills. During routine heater maintenance, the technician will not only repair and replace all the broken parts, but will also lubricate any moving parts to minimize friction. What’s more, the technician will replace your unit’s clogged filters to enhance its overall efficiency. And if your heater is operating efficiently, then your energy bills will subsequently reduce significantly. Just give us a call on 1300 506 984 to book your next service with our experts.