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October Is the Month for Heater Maintenance!

Temperatures are finally starting to cool down, and we’re in for some chilly nights this October! This is usually good news, since most of us are used to snuggling up with warm blankets and hot drinks, while letting our heating systems take good care of us. However, if you think that your system is going to be perfectly fine without a maintenance tune-up, then we’d like you to reconsider.

Heating maintenance in Lloydminster, SK is one of the most important services you can get done for your home comfort. We’re going to talk about specifics below, but it’s a great way to keep efficiency levels high, your home warm and cozy, and minimize potential problems down the line. Our heating systems, from furnaces to boilers, are designed to be maintained, and that maintenance can go a long way.

Keep reading, we promise you’ll understand how important maintenance is by the end of this blog!

Three Reasons for Heating Maintenance

We could probably list one hundred reasons for investing in maintenance, but not all of them would be applicable to everyone reading this. We want to talk about the most common and important reasons for heating maintenance so that our readers can get the most out of this blog post.

So, we’re going to separate this section into three parts: safety, efficiency, and convenience. Each represents a different set of benefits that you can get through scheduling maintenance.


Furnaces and boilers often use natural gas to heat a home. This is pretty common, especially in our area. Furnaces and boilers require maintenance yearly to ensure that the system is running safely and that no gas or carbon monoxide leaks are detected.

We’re not saying that a gas-burning heating system is inherently unsafe. In fact, these systems have a lot of safety protocols that keep them running safely. Let’s even combine those protocols with the fact that you probably have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. We’d argue that your furnace and boiler system is likely working safely, especially if it’s only a few years old.

But as a system gets older and goes through more strain, it can become unsafe. If your furnace or boiler hasn’t been maintained or repaired in a while, it could become unsafe. We’d urge every homeowner to invest in maintenance, which includes a safety inspection.


Heating systems have certain efficiency standards in order to burn less gas or use less electricity. This is what keeps your utility bills low every month. Without maintenance, a heating system is going to use more fuel or energy, causing you to pay more over time. This is bad for everyone, since it represents a higher strain on the power grid or fuel infrastructure, while you also pay more for heating.

Maintenance is a great way to eliminate that waste and keep your system running efficiently.


Did you know that the vast majority of heating repairs can be spotted ahead of time? When a component is starting to break down or needs to be replaced, we can often tell when we’re just inspecting the system. Maintenance is a great time for us to curb those issues before they become full-blown repair needs.

This means that by signing up for maintenance, you get the added convenience of reducing repairs in the future and keeping things affordable in the present.

To schedule a heating maintenance appointment, contact Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority. 

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