The Importance of Professional Heating Repair

Boilers and Furnaces Are Not DIY Projects

heating repair new jersey These days, the first response to solving a mechanical problem is to begin researching for a solution online. That’s one reason do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are such a huge trend these days. It seems like people of all skill levels and ages are viewing YouTube videos for a quick-fix way to repair something that breaks in their home.

And, while it’s true you can learn a lot from these “how-to” videos —especially if you’re good with tools—some home-comfort jobs should always be left to the professionals. In this case, we mean heating oil boilers and heating oil furnaces.

DIY videos don’t usually show us 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 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 NJ Heating Oil Equipment Expert

To get the most out of your 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. Many fixes present unique challenges that often require expensive diagnostic equipment and extensive training to assess and repair.
The best way to make sure your system runs properly is to schedule regular equipment maintenance, also known as tune-ups, with your New Jersey heating oil service company.

This service, performed by a licensed heating oil technician, will help your home heating system work more efficiently, saving you on energy costs and helping to avoid costly repairs and stressful breakdowns. If your 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 tune-up done because when autumn arrives again, it’s the beginning of the busy season for your New Jersey 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 tune-up 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 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 experience long-term savings for equipment upgrades. A new heating oil system should help you save 20% or more on your annual home heating costs.

New Jersey 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. There may also still be New Jersey heating oil equipment rebates available for upgrades to a high-efficiency heating oil furnace or heating oil boiler.

If you’re ready to explore new heating system options for your home, reach out to your New Jersey heating oil company.