Ask the Expert — Mark Block

Mark Block

Q: Do I really need a heating tune-up every year?

A: Not necessarily. It’s similar to a car. If you have an older model that you drive a lot, it’s usually a good idea to get periodic tune-ups to prevent breakdowns and conserve fuel. Apply the same thinking to your heating system. Get periodic tune-ups done if you have an older system and burn more than 600 gallons per year. If you have a fairly new system and burn less than 600 gallons each year, you can go longer between tune-ups.

Q: How do I know when it’s time to replace my heating system?

A: If a repair includes the replacement of major parts, this may indicate that your system is nearing the end of its life span. We can do an evaluation of your system’s performance to show you how a new high-efficiency system can reduce your heating costs significantly.