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Heating 101: Why You Need an Annual Tune-Up & What's Included

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Contact Bornstein Sons for your annual heating tune-up

Annual Heating System Tune-Ups save you money on energy costs...and take the worry out of winter system failures. 

Let's talk about why it's important to schedule an annual tune-up and what a professional  contractor should do for you! 

There's something very odd about the change of seasons. It surprises each and every one of us, every year, doesn't it? 

And, of course you just assume that your boiler, furnace, ductless or unit heater will work properly...don't you?

Just as you take your car in for an oil change regularly and keep up with service, so should you have the same services performed on your heating equipment. An annual heating system tune-up is vital to the performance of your furnace, boiler or ductless system.

In the beginning of the season your equipment hasn't had enough opportunity to run long enough for a repair to become appartent. But, a seasoned, well-trained technician can spot issues before they become problems. 

Of course, many consumers want to know the cost...our most respectful response: the cost is not always equal to not only the level of service you get, nor does it speak for  the responsibility of the contractor who should stand  behind his quality of workmanship or his/her willingness to explain the service and any issues that may arise with a level of professionalism. Beware of scare tactics and "loss leader" pricing. (Why do you think supermarkets advertise lower than cost items? To get you into the store. Why might a contractor publish a too-low-and-too-good-to-be-true price for service? Same reason...one the tech is in your home or office you are an active audience and he's got your ear.

  • You don't want to deal with a contractor that sends techs or salesmen out to frighten consumers with an attitude that each and every older piece of equipment must be replaced. We don't want to throw out the baby with the bathwater, do we?
  • Sometimes it makes perfect sense to invest money in a good, sound, working furnace, as long as the efficiency is not ancient and other problems are evident. An honest contractor will be able to truthfully confirm that for you, and if need be, quote you on replacment equipment, if needed. 

You can take a look at the services that should be performed in a few different types of heating systems on our website here, so that when you need a heating tune-up you know what to look for. 

If you live in northern or north central New Jersey and need service from a company with skilled technicians, you can schedule your annual tune-up here. Bornstein Sons services gas fired heating equipment only, but is happy to convert your oil-fired heating system to clean, natural gas

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