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Why People Don’t Tune Up Their Heating System

Date: October 19, 2020

Excuses can lead to big repair bills!

heating system tune up massachusettsHave you scheduled the annual maintenance tune-up for your home’s furnace or boiler yet? If not, the clock is ticking! Weather cold enough to make you turn on the heat in your home is coming to greater Boston sooner than you think.

We hear a lot of reasons why people haven’t gotten their heating system its tune-up yet. The most common reason? Procrastination. We get busy, and some tasks just fall by the wayside. But if you get it done now, you’ll beat the stampede of service requests our service department will inevitably see in the coming weeks.

However, there are some folks who say they don’t plan on getting their heating system tuned up this year. The reasons they give however, aren’t thought through well, if at all. Here are the ones we hear most often, and why they can come back and bite you:

“It worked just fine last year.”

All right—apply that logic to your car. It was driving just fine last year, so there’s no need to get the oil and filter change, or the tires rotated, or the brakes inspected. Just like your car, your home’s furnace or boiler has been working hard since its last tune-up. Annual maintenance helps keep your heating system running in tip-top shape.

“I don’t want to spend the money.”

This is a classic example of “penny-wise and pound-foolish.” By not properly maintaining your home’s furnace or boiler, you’re reducing its efficiency with each passing season of usage. You’ll be spending more on heating oil costs because of that. And you are risking a breakdown, along with the potentially large repair costs that go with it. We can help you save on maintenance costs—with an annual tune-up included right in our customer-friendly, cost-effective service plans!

“It was tuned up before last heating season. It’ll be fine.”

The effects of a good tune-up by the service technicians at Cubby Oil are great, but they don’t last forever. Annual maintenance will help your heating system stay as efficient as possible. It may also help keep your heating system’s warranty in effect, as many manufacturers now require annual professional tune-ups to maintain validity.

“I change the air filter regularly. That’s enough, right?”

Not quite. While changing the air filter at least once every three months is great for your heating system, it needs a lot more attention to stay running at its peak performance. A furnace or boiler has a lot of moving interior parts, pieces and exchangers which need professional attention and service.

Preventative maintenance is the number one way to extend the life of your home’s expensive home comfort systems. Industry records show that four out of five equipment failures could have been prevented with regular maintenance! Don’t wait. Schedule your heating system tune-up today and beat the rush!

You can now download our app (available for IOS and Android) to have 24-hour access to your account, so you can pay bills, look up information and schedule service when it’s convenient for you. Just search for Cubby Oil & Energy in the App store or Google Play Store to get started.

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