The importance of a home heating inspection cannot be overstated. While it is a small expense, the heating system inspection cost pales in comparison to the cost of a needed repair left unattended. You’re probably aware that an annual home heating inspection is standard, but what you may not have considered is how important it is to get your heating system inspection/repair/maintenance done in the fall, before winter hits and you really need it.

There are a number of reasons why you should do your home heating inspection early:

Protect Yourself from the Cold

Up to 75 percent of no-heat calls during the winter are due to a maintenance issue. Not having heat in the fall is not a big problem, but not having heat in the winter is not only unpleasant but also potentially dangerous. If you have a heating system issue in the winter, you’ll have to suffer through the cold while waiting for it to be repaired.

Getting your heating system inspection/repair/maintenance in the fall won’t guarantee you won’t need a repair in the winter, but it can make it a lot less likely. In addition, if winter strikes early, you won’t be taken off guard by sudden extreme weather conditions.

Save Money

If you require a home heating inspection in the winter, you’re at the mercy of the heating inspection company. With more customers needing inspections or emergency service, getting service can sometimes inevitably come at a higher price. It’s much easier for you to get a great price if there are months before the real cold hits.

Save Time

On top of potentially higher prices, cold weather means more people using their heating systems, meaning more people needing assistance, meaning potentially longer wait times for service. Get your inspection now, when the company doesn’t have all their people out on maintenance calls.

Peace of Mind

Getting your home heating inspection done early means one less thing to worry about. In addition, a home heating inspection procedure should include a check for any carbon monoxide leaks, which are undetectable by you and can cause sickness or even death.

Check Fuel

The home heating system inspection procedure can also let you know if you have enough fuel. If your propane furnace inspection reveals you need a refill, you can get your fuel well in advance of when you will need it for the winter months.

Remember the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Get your heating system inspected now, while there’s plenty of time to do something about it, and potentially save yourself a lot of pain and heartache down the road from a heating system that requires maintenance in the dead of winter.