If you live in Gilbert, Arizona you may be asking yourself the question of why tune up your heater in the winter if you barely use it? After all, when it’s a balmy 70 degrees in December, why spend the money when you absolutely don’t need it? Unfortunately this mindset is not a good one to have, but we’ll explain exactly why you should actually tune up your heater, even in these hot places, during the winter.
Your Idle Heater Hasn't Been Used Much
The very first reason to have your heater tuned up in the winter in Gilbert, or anywhere else where it’s hot most of the year, is exactly for that reason. Just like an old car that’s been sitting idle for years, when it’s not used frequently the heater could have some problems when you turn it on for the first time in months.
The last thing you want is to go to turn on your heater on the first cold day of the year only to find that it doesn’t actually work because you didn’t get it tuned up prior to the colder months. Just like getting your car checked or going to a yearly doctor’s checkup, your heater needs a little love too and going idle so long only increases the chances of it not functioning properly.
Your Heater Could Freeze Over
It’s not unusual in places like Gilbert for the cold weather to sneak up on you really quickly without much warning. It may be in the 50s or 60s one day, only to drop below freezing at night. Not only will your heater have not been used in months, but that combined with sub freezing temperatures so quickly could cause parts of it to freeze or even rupture since it wasn’t cared for or looked at quite so long to this weather change.
In climates where this happens, your chances of the heater going kaput right when you need it are unfortunately quite high, so getting everything checked out at the start of the winter before it gets too cold just ensures this doesn’t happen.
Having a professional from Comfort Experts come to tune up your heater in the winter before you actually need it is an important component in maintaining the longevity of your heater and also ensuring that it works when you need it to. While there are some areas of the country that may use a heater for a good six months of the year, in Gilbert you may only use it one or two. Your chances of a broken heater after all of that time are unfortunately much higher, so don’t risk it and choose to get your heater tuned up in the winter before the first frost comes—you won’t regret it.
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