Money saving heating tips for the franklin area this winter!
New England can be a daunting place come winter time, to help save you some money we have made a list of tips to help you avoid burning through your hard earned cash.
Mullineaux Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer the new SafeGuard HVAC Maintenance Program. We truly believe that "There is a better way" than waiting for your HVAC equipment to breakdown at the worst possible times. Our new maintenance program has been years in the making. We analyzed every service call and system that we replaced for what caused the system failure. It wasn't enough for us to just identify the current problem we wanted to know how it could have been prevented. An overwhelming number nearly 95% could have been avoided with proper maintenance, even more troubling was that the small fairly inexpensive parts where causing the larger very expensive parts to fail. We charted components life spans on hundreds of units and we identified and implemented testing procedures that allow us to more accurately determine when system components need to be replaced before they fail. We are so confident in our maintenance plan procedures that we include a break down free guarantee as part of all our maintenance plans.
The forgotten heating system.
The call came in "Our CO detectors were alarming so we called the fire department and they shut our boiler off!!!" The boiler was producing over 4000 ppm of CO a very dangerous situation that luckily ended with just a condemned boiler. Thankfully the homeowner had CO detectors installed in the home and they where alerted to the problem. That problem was the forgotten heating system in the basement, tucked away and buried by the storage collection of years past. The picture shows clearly the boiler was neglected and literally had caved in on itself. The exhaust passage ways were clogged and the exhaust piping was deteriorated. Please have your heating system maintained yearly and please share this with your friends and family.
There is a common misconception that gas heating systems do not need annual maintenance. Many gas systems have not had maintenance performed for years, if ever. The unfortunate result is a system that has a shorter life span, one that runs poorly, has elevated operating costs and breaks down at the worst possible time, when you need it most. The picture to the left is a blower wheel from a neglected gas furnace. The damage that occurred from the catastrophic failure required that the furnace be replaced and it was completely avoidable. The importance of annual heating system maintenance is best compared to maintenance on a car. You wouldn't drive your car year after year without changing the oil or getting a safety inspection. The same logic holds true for your heating system.
So other than a longer lasting, better performing, more efficient, and a more reliable system what other benefits are there to annual maintenance? Mullineaux Heating and Air Conditioning's maintenance plans all include priority service, reduced emergency service fee, a 10%-15% discount on emergency and routine repairs and system replacement credits. That old adage is correct, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Call today to schedule that much needed maintenance.