3 benefits of a regular heater service
Running a heater that isn’t working efficiently can compromise the health, safety and finances of your household. But don't wait until winter to get your heater serviced. Here’s why it's worth getting a heater health check before the cold weather really bites.
Autumn and winter in Victoria are seasons where puffer jackets, beanies and scarves emerge from summer hibernation. It’s also a time when household heaters can be on for 10 hours or more, after months of inactivity.
It’s not surprising, then, that emergency heater repairs become more common as the cold weather hits and heaters are suddenly switched back on. More than 4,000 RACV Emergency Home Assist heater repairs were undertaken in 2022, with callouts spiking in June and July, during Victoria’s coldest period.
Issues such as power faults, overheating, low gas pressure and faulty fans are some of the reasons behind the callouts.
"RACV Emergency Home Assist callouts are usually attended to within an hour, with damage assessed and issues fixed on the spot where possible," says RACV's Nathan Tayeh, Senior Product Manager, Trades.
While you might think your heater can work tirelessly year after year, a regular heater service by a qualified professional before winter can help negate the chances of costly emergency repairs when you need your heater most.