Written on: January 10, 2022
Winter is here, and your furnace or boiler is even more important to the comfort and safety of your home. It’s also one of the bigger investments in your New England home, so it’s important that it gets the best maintenance and care possible.
Your furnace or boiler is largely responsible for the warmth, safety, and comfort of your home. Good maintenance care is an important component of making sure your home’s heating system continues to run safely and properly all year long—but especially when you need it most.
An annual maintenance tune-up is the best way to keep your furnace or boiler in good running shape. And because we live in a very DIY-focused society, you might be thinking you should do it yourself and save some money. That’s not a good idea. And chances are, if you go the DIY route, it might end up costing you more instead of saving you money.
Here are some reasons you should let the professional service technicians at Brideau Energy take care of the heating maintenance for your home in Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire.
Your home’s furnace or boiler isn’t a simple machine. It’s a complex system with several intricate components and moving parts. If you try to handle the maintenance yourself, you could make a dangerous mistake. If you damage the wrong component, it could lead to a fire or a harmful buildup of carbon monoxide.
You need to have a healthy respect for carbon monoxide and the dangers it poses to you and your family’s health. When carbon monoxide accumulates in the blood, that person’s brain, heart, and lungs are deprived of the oxygen they need to function normally. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious injury or even death for you, your family, or your pets.
Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, so it’s nearly impossible to detect without the aid of a carbon monoxide detector. It isn’t worth the risk.
As we stated earlier, furnaces and boilers are complex systems. Our technicians have received extensive training and certifications to do what they do. A few DIY videos or an instructional book simply don’t provide a sufficient amount of knowledge and skill to properly and safely handle the maintenance of your heating equipment.
And at the end of the day, your attempt to save money by going DIY may end up costing you much, much more in the long run. If you make a mistake, you could end up with a bill that’s far heftier than what you would have paid for a professional tune-up. Furnace and boiler repairs cost hundreds of dollars. Furnace and boiler replacements costs several thousands of dollars.
Chances are the warranty for your furnace or boiler requires regular maintenance by a professional service technician for it to remain in effect. If you go the DIY route for your tune-up, you might end up voiding the warranty, which can cost a lot of money in the long run.
If you’re overdue for a maintenance visit for your boiler or furnace, let us know right away. We’ll make sure you’re ready to get through whatever winter has in store by taking care of any necessary repairs. And if it’s time for an upgrade, we will help guide you to the best system for your household and your budget. Then enroll in a service plan for a covered tune-up and discounted service year after year.
Brideau Energy is the premier family-owned, top-quality fuel company in the region. We have earned our reputation by serving our central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire customers with fairness and honesty. Click here to see if we’re in your neighborhood.
Contact us today to schedule a tune-up. Your comfort is our priority.