Once August and September hit, making summer last is at the top of everyone’s list. Getting your boiler or furnace tuned-up is at least a few items down on that list. OK, who are we kidding? Getting your heating equipment tuned-up is probably NOT on that list at all. Here’s why it should be:
When you set up your annual tune-up now, you can have your pick of appointment times. Your local Michigan HVAC service provider will have more openings, and will definitely not be dealing with heating emergency. Come January, this will not be the case and it will be much harder to get a time locked in.
Once the cold hits, people find out quickly if their oil furnace or boiler is not working. Unfortunately, they’re finding out when everyone else is finding out, and service providers get booked up.
When that happens, it becomes much harder for you to get an appointment, even if all you need is a tune-up. Here’s the good news: a tune-up doesn’t wear off. So you can get one while the weather is still warm, and the work your technician completes will “hold” until you need to run your heat. Even better, in the event that your oil boiler or furnace does have an issue that’s more than a tune-up will address, you’ll have time to get it fixed before the turn of the season.
Avoid finding yourself in a tune-up bind—or worse, in need of a serious repair—and schedule your tune-up today. If you wait too long to schedule your tune-up and then end up needing major repairs or an upgrade to your furnace or boiler, you may end up with a tighter-than-possible timeframe.
It’s possible you’re due for an upgrade. With the equipment rebate program from the Michigan Petroleum Association/Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (MPAMACS) up and running—with the support of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA)—you can save quite a bit of cash.
Qualified homeowners in Michigan can receive up to $600 in a new heating oil system and up to $400 for a new heating oil storage tank. If you get both qualifying upgrades, you can receive up to $1,000! Learn more and then contact your Michigan HVAC dealer to find out if you qualify. Contact us with any questions.