Winter can be a bear in Massachusetts, but with more than 25 years of experience in dealing with heating issues in the Greater Boston area, 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric can help make sure you’re ready for the blast.
“There’s nothing quite as awful as having your heating system or boiler go out on the coldest day of the year,” says Ryan Williams, owner of 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric. “Not only will you be hit with that bitter New England cold, but your pipes could freeze as well, causing additional damage to your home.”
Here are a few tips on how to avoid a last minute repair, learn what causes heating problems that lead to furnace or boiler repair, and also what to do in the event of no heat.
- One of the best ways to make sure your heating system will work properly is to regularly change your filter. No professional is needed for this, and it will save you tons of money in energy bills and help extend the life of your system. Filters should be changed at the beginning of the fall season, before it starts to get too cold.
- If you have problems anyway, it could be because your blower isn’t working properly. The blower is responsible for transferring the heated air through your ducts. If that happens, you’ll need to call a professional to address the problem before it becomes major.
- If a furnace turns off and on rapidly and often, rather than blowing through a full cycle as it should, this is also easily fixed by a licensed professional. You’ll save money on your heating bills, and you won’t have to worry about replacing your furnace.
- If your furnace starts to overheat, this could cause permanent damage. Call your service professional right away.
Sometimes it’s impossible to salvage a broken furnace or boiler. In that case, when you call the experts, be sure to provide the age, size and brand of your furnace or boiler if you can.
Massachusetts winters can be tough, but being proactive can help you avoid that late night emergency call.
“In that worst-case scenario, 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric offers 24/7 service because we know that when you need help, you need it now,” Williams says. “Our phones are always answered by a real person who will get you the help you need, and quickly.”