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Missoula Heating Maintenance

Heating Maintenance Professionals Serving Western Montana

Your heating equipment needs regular maintenance to keep it operating at its best, particularly during the colder months when it's needed most. Professional maintenance checks can catch potential issues before they escalate and start to affect performance – or cause a total system breakdown. 

When you need Missoula heating maintenance, Anderson’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has you covered. Our expert technicians regularly work with many types of popular heating equipment, including furnaces, heat pumps, geothermal systems, and ductless systems. No matter your setup, we can ensure your equipment is working great and address any potential problems before they start to affect your comfort. 

We’ve been keeping Montana homes warm since 1976! Call (406) 296-5833 or contact us online to schedule service today.

How Often Should Heating Maintenance Be Performed?

All heating equipment needs maintenance, but some types of systems may need more frequent maintenance than others. How often you should schedule Missoula heating maintenance largely depends on the type of equipment your home relies on for heat and the intensity of its usage.

Generally, though, we recommend that heating systems undergo a thorough check-up at least once a year, ideally before the cold season starts. This proactive approach ensures that your system is clean, functioning efficiently, and ready to operate at full capacity during the winter months. The last thing you want is for an undetected issue to abruptly worsen and leave you without warmth and comfort at the height of winter. 

Some heating systems may need bi-annual maintenance, especially if they are older, more prone to malfunctions, or regularly pushed to their limits. Ideally, maintenance should be scheduled before and after the winter season to adequately manage wear and tear. Our technicians can advise whether your system needs bi-annual maintenance checks or if annual visits will suffice. If your heating equipment is nearing the end of its service life, we may also recommend replacing it with a more efficient and reliable model.

Beyond scheduling professional visits, you can complete certain essential maintenance tasks yourself. For example, checking and replacing the air filters every 1 to 3 months during periods of high use can significantly improve your indoor air quality and system efficiency. Keeping vents and radiators clear of dust and debris also helps in maintaining an even distribution of heat within your living spaces. Employing a blend of professional check-ups and regular user maintenance can vastly extend the life of your heating equipment and ensure its reliable performance when you need it most.

What Do Technicians Check During a Routine Heating Maintenance Visit?

During a routine maintenance visit, our certified technicians will carry out a comprehensive inspection and servicing of your heating system to ensure optimal performance and safety. Our process begins with a thorough cleaning of the system to remove any accumulated dust, dirt, and debris, which can hinder efficiency and air quality. Following this, our technicians will conduct an in-depth inspection of all components, including the heat exchanger, blower motor, and thermostats, to identify any wear and tear or potential issues.

Key tasks also include checking and tightening electrical connections to ensure they are safe and secure, thus preventing electrical hazards. We will test your system’s airflow and make any necessary adjustments to confirm it is operating at peak efficiency. Our technicians will also evaluate your system's refrigerant levels (for heat pumps) and inspect the fuel line connections (for gas heaters) to prevent leaks that could pose serious safety risks.

Our technicians will also verify the functionality of your thermostat and recalibrate it if needed. This ensures the heating system responds accurately to the set temperatures, providing comfortable conditions throughout the premises and avoiding unnecessary energy consumption.

Benefits of Investing in Routine Heating Maintenance

Maintaining your heating system is not just about preventing breakdowns. It's about maximizing performance and ensuring safety and efficiency. Put simply, investing in the Missoula heating maintenance services offered by Anderson’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will pay off in the long run.

Advantages of scheduling regular heating maintenance include:

  • Enhanced efficiency. Routine maintenance keeps your heating system running as efficiently as possible. A well-maintained system uses less energy to heat your home, leading to lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact. 
  • Extended equipment lifespan. Just like any mechanical equipment, heating systems wear down over time. Regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your heating system by catching and fixing small issues before they become emergencies. This means you can get more years out of your investment before needing a replacement.
  • Improved air quality. A clean heating system operates not only more efficiently but also contributes to better indoor air quality. Replacing the air filters regularly and cleaning the components reduces the amount of dust, allergens, and other pollutants circulated through your air, leading to a healthier living environment.
  • Lowered risk of unexpected repairs. Annual maintenance helps identify potential issues before they become costly breakdowns. Being proactive can save you a significant amount of money and inconvenience, particularly during the colder months when heating is essential.
  • Increased safety. One of the most critical aspects of heating maintenance is ensuring the system’s safe operation. This includes checking for gas leaks and electrical issues as well as ensuring the system's components are in good condition. Regular maintenance minimizes the risk of fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other safety hazards, keeping occupants safe.
  • Compliance with warranty requirements. Many heating systems come with a manufacturer's warranty that requires regular maintenance to remain valid. Failing to adhere to these requirements can result in denied claims if your system malfunctions, leading to unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses for repairs or replacements.
  • Peace of mind. Knowing that your heating system has been professionally checked and maintained offers peace of mind, especially during the winter months. You can rest easy knowing that your system is less likely to fail when you need it most and that it's operating safely and efficiently.

We can also assist with any heating repairs you might need, so if you can’t remember the last time you had your equipment checked out, call (406) 296-5833 or contact us online!

Read What Our Happy Customers Say About Us

  • “I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to any of my friends and family without question. Also, I would like to add that their customer service is amazing. They kept me up-to-date on everything.” - Corinne O.
  • “Anderson’s was at our house within 2 hours and had the problem fixed by the end of the day (including a trip from Florence to Missoula to pick up parts - which they had in stock!) The price was reasonable and their technician (Charles) was profession” - Laurie W.
  • “Everything about your business, is the best!! Thinking seriously of converting whole house to Mitsubishi splits. If I do, it will be with you. Thanks.” - John A.
  • “Most of them are cross trained in at least two or three separate crafts, and are very knowledgeable and friendly.  Will definitely use them again and highly recommended.” - James S.
  • “Ty from Anderson's Heating took such great care of us on a call after hours. He went beyond to get our heat back up and running! I definitely recommend anyone that is in need call Anderson's.” - Savannah F.
  • “He was a very kind young man and I would recommend him for any person that wants a job done quickly with great professional skills and a reminder that if something were to happen just to let Anderson’s know.” - Addrien M.