3 benefits of a regular heater service
Running a heater that isn’t working efficiently can comprise the health, safety and finances of your household. Here’s why it makes sense to service your heater before the cold weather really bites.
Autumn and winter in Victoria are seasons where puffer jackets, beanies and scarfs 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. Over 3,600 RACV Emergency Home Assist heater repairs were undertaken between April – August 2021, with repairs spiking in June, at the onset of 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.
So, 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.