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If You Need a Repair, Call a Heating Oil Professional

Professional Repair Service Is Always Recommended

heating oil michigan With inflated prices still taking a big chunk out of our wallets, it’s no wonder that do-it-yourself (DIY) projects at home are more popular than ever. Every day, people of all skill levels and ages are viewing online videos for a quick-fix way to repair something that breaks in their home.

And, while you can learn a lot of good information from these “how-to” videos, some jobs in your home should always be left to the professionals. In this case, we mean heating oil boilers, heating oil furnaces, oil-powered water heaters and heating oil tanks.

DIY videos don’t usually show what happens when that amateur heating system repair doesn’t go as planned. Over the years, there have been costly—and even dangerous—consequences. This is especially true when a homeowner begins fiddling around with complicated heating systems.

Attempting to repair or replace the delicate parts of a heating oil boiler or heating oil furnace can result in a costly mess at best—and a danger to your family at worst—because of poorly executed amateur repair work.

Trust a Michigan Heating Oil Equipment Expert

To get the most out of your heating oil system, you need to completely understand its ins and outs—and there’s no substitute for experience and rigorous, up-to-the-minute training to get there. A lot of equipment problems present unique challenges that often require precise diagnostic equipment and extensive training to assess and correct.

The best way to make sure your system runs properly is to schedule regular equipment maintenance. This service, performed by a licensed heating oil technician, will help your home heating system work more efficiently, saving you on heating costs and helping you avoid costly repairs and stressful breakdowns. If your heating oil equipment is still on the new side, following a proper maintenance schedule can also keep your equipment warranty in force and can extend the life of your heating system too.

This is an ideal time to get a heating system tune-up done because when autumn arrives again, it’s the beginning of the busy season for your Michigan heating oil service provider. Their schedule quickly fills up with requests for heating oil deliveries, emergency repairs, and heating system tune-ups from people who have delayed getting their equipment maintenance done. You may find it difficult to get your maintenance service done at a time that’s convenient for you.

On the other hand, your heating oil service provider’s schedule is much more open during the off-season. That means you can more easily schedule your tune-up for a time that works for you.

Heating Repairs Can Be Taken Care of Faster

Annual maintenance is important because your professional heating oil technician can discover small problems before they become bigger and more costly problems. When you schedule your tune-up in the spring or summer, your heating oil technician has more time and flexibility to get any repairs done—without the need to rush off to a no-heat emergency.

Equipment Maintenance Vs. Equipment Replacement

If you have an old heating oil system that is not as dependable as it once was and you’re frustrated about spending money on repairs, you should start researching your options for replacing your heating oil boiler or heating oil furnace.

This is especially important if the age of your heating oil system is 20 years old or older. That’s because just like any other piece of equipment around the home, systems will eventually deteriorate and require replacement. You can enjoy long-term savings for equipment upgrades. A new heating oil system should help you save 20% or more on your annual home heating costs.

Michigan Rebates and Federal Tax Credits

Homeowners can now claim a federal tax credit of $600 for installing ENERGY STAR-certified heating oil systems that use renewable fuel blends of at least 20% biofuel. You may also be able to qualify for heating oil equipment rebates, available for upgrades to a high-efficiency heating oil furnace, heating oil boiler or heating oil storage tank.

If you’re ready to explore new heating oil system options for your home, start off by reaching out to your Michigan heating oil company.