Company Encourages Homeowners to Schedule a Heating System Tune-Up Ahead of Cold Weather to Prepare Their Homes
Norwalk, CT – September 21, 2017 – HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, will celebrate National Tune-Up Day on September 25th. Established in 2014, the day is meant to educate and raise awareness among homeowners around the importance of proper home heating system maintenance. Recognized by the National Day Calendar, National Tune-Up Day is representative of HomeServe’s broader efforts to provide homeowners with solutions that defend against unexpected expenses and the challenges of emergency home repairs.
“With the winter season around the corner, National Tune-Up Day serves as an annual reminder for homeowners to get their heating systems in optimal shape,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe USA. “Maintaining heating systems with some simple preventative measures – some of which require the assistance of a professional technician – can assure that homeowners sail through the winter without any heating system issues or costly repairs.”
Homeowners are advised to schedule a tune-up before turning their heating system unit on for the season to proactively and more inexpensively make sure their heating equipment is operating properly to avoid surprises when the first cold snap arrives. By receiving a tune-up from a professional technician, homeowners can trust that their heating system is working efficiently and also safely by, for example, making sure that there are no blockages in their flue or exhaust vent. Such blockages can lead to potential exposure to carbon monoxide and become hazardous if undetected. According to HomeServe, homeowners should make a habit of tuning up heating and cooling systems ahead of seasonal changes to protect themselves from preventable risks.
During a heating system tune-up, professional heating technicians will typically have the following checklist:
- Check safety systems and controls
- Check/adjust thermostats
- Check/adjust burners
- Check/clean pilot
- Check/clean gauge and flush low water cut-off
- Check filters and belts
- Check flue pipe and chimney draft
- Check oil motors and pumps
- Check/clean blower assembly
- Check condensate line if applicable
According to the Winter 2017 edition of the Biannual State of the Home Survey – a report from HomeServe exploring the state of Americans’ readiness for emergency home repairs and other ongoing expenses, found that 71 percent of Americans did not believe it was likely that they experience a major home repair emergency in the following 12 months. Yet over half of Americans (54 percent) reported having had a home emergency repair in the year prior, showing the gap between reality and expectations when it came to repair issues. Faulty heating or air conditioning systems can make for especially burdensome and expensive home repairs – something tune-ups can help protect homeowners from, by preventing failures or malfunctions later.
HomeServe offers home heating protection plans, including plans that provide tune-ups. HomeServe also offers service plans for water, sewer, electrical and other home emergencies. All plan holders have the same access to a Repair Hotline that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a network of employed or local, licensed and insured technicians available to come to their home for repairs. More information is available at www.HomeServeUSA.com.
HomeServe USA Corp. (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repair solutions serving 3.1 million customers across the US and Canada under the HomeServe, Home Emergency Insurance Solutions, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names. Since 2003, HomeServe has been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage and quality local service. As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicated to being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plans and other services to consumers directly and through over 475 leading municipal, utility and association partners. For more information about HomeServe, a 2016 Connecticut Top Workplace winner and recipient of seventeen 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, please go to www.homeserveusa.com. To connect with HomeServe on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.twitter.com/homeserveusa
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