Timing is everything. Whether it’s delivering the punchline of a joke, hitting a home run, or leaving the house 5 minutes early to avoid sitting in traffic, these and countless other examples show just how important great timing can be.

When it comes to your home, scheduling maintenance and repairs at the right time can save you time, money, and headaches. While it may be difficult to think about your heating system as you savor the last bit of warm weather, it turns out that early fall really is the best time to have your heating system inspected to prepare it for the winter months ahead. Here’s why:

You Don’t Need Your Heating System

During an annual heating system inspection, you’ll have to go without heat for at least an hour or two. Having this important service performed in the winter can leave you and your family freezing cold until the maintenance is completed. Scheduling annual maintenance in early fall while temperatures are still mild can help you avoid this uncomfortable situation.

Demand Is Low

Compared to other times of the year, demand for HVAC repairs and replacements is significantly lower in the fall. Due to milder temps, homeowners aren’t using their ACs as much anymore, nor are they experiencing issues with their heating systems as cold temperatures have yet to arrive. Scheduling heating system maintenance in the fall allows you to get an appointment at a date and time that’s convenient for you.

Winter Is Just Around the Corner

New Jersey winters can be brutal. Is your heating system ready to tackle whatever mother nature has in store? By scheduling your annual inspection now, you can be certain that your system is operating at peak efficiency and performance, and that little problems are addressed before they escalate and become untimely emergency repairs. And should repairs or replacement be necessary, you’ll have plenty of time to determine the best course of action.

Added Peace of Mind

Carbon monoxide poisoning is most common in the winter, typically caused by furnace, chimney, and gas line issues. Scheduling a heating system inspection in the fall will help you identify and repair malfunctions that could lead to a leak during the cold season.

Schedule Your Heating System Inspection Today

Here are just some of the tasks our experienced technicians perform during a heating system inspection:

  • Replace filters if needed

  • Inspect ignition burner assembly

  • Examine heat exchanger or heating elements

  • Inspect flue system and ensure secure attachment to the furnace

  • Inspect for gas leaks with gas furnaces

  • Assess gas pressure

  • Check electrical connections

  • Lubricate motors, bearings and other moving parts

  • Check thermostats and controls

  • Check fan and blower operational and adjust as needed

  • Examine duct work and vents

Ready to check this important to-do of your list? Contact the experts at Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning today for top-quality maintenance and rest easy all winter long.