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Why book a heater maintenance service through Airtasker?

Before the winter chill sets in, it’s essential to ensure your heater is in fighting form. Luckily, Airtasker lets you book a heater maintenance service in minutes! Booking a specialist is convenient, easy on the budget, and reliable.

The booking process is as simple as selecting the “Post a task” button and creating your request. Include your location, the type of heating system you have, your desired appointment date, and your budget. Once you post a task, all you have to do is wait for offers to come in. Then, you’ll be able to browse through quotes from local heater maintenance specialists, read their customer reviews, and pick the Tasker who best fits your needs.

What’s great about our platform is that you save time—no need to post, call, or message multiple heater maintenance companies. You can also save money since you get to compare several offers. So don’t wait for your heater to conk out on you in the middle of winter. Use Airtasker to schedule a heater maintenance service today!

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Top Heater Maintenance related questions

Start by adjusting the thermostat to 120 degrees and maintaining 2 feet of clearance around your water heater (unless your manual says otherwise). Make sure to drain 1/4 of the tank a few times a year and test the temperature-pressure relief valve annually. To ensure you’re doing all these steps correctly, consult with a local water heater repair specialist.

A heater usually stops working because the heating system is dirty. Dirty blowers, air filters, and flame sensors can cause your heater to stop working. Other common issues include malfunctioning thermostats, dead blower capacitors, or low refrigerant levels (if you use a heat pump). That’s why it’s important to get regular heating system maintenance to check on these issues and fix them before they worsen.

It depends on the kind of heater you have. Replacing a furnace can take only a couple of hours, but working with existing ductwork or changing the energy source can take upwards of 3 days! You can ask a trusted electrician about the time it’ll take to fix your broken heater. 

Assuming you maintain your heater regularly, it can last around 10-20 years. When you hit the 15-year mark, it’s time to consider upgrading to the latest energy-efficient furnace or radiator models. You should also check your air duct system and all the other components. 

A heater blowing cold air could have a dirty flame sensor. The dirt affects the gas burner, causing the air to go cold. Blocked air vents are also a common cause of heaters blowing cold air. Make sure the vents aren’t clogged or blocked by furniture or drapes. Lastly, check your air filter. You may need to clean or replace the air filter to keep your furnace running smoothly. 

Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to replace a heater core. In fact, replacing your car’s heater core can take 1-12 hours and can cost quite a bit in terms of parts and labor. If you want to save yourself from the headache of figuring out the process yourself, book a nearby auto mechanic via Airtasker instead! 

What do heater maintenance services include?

Heater maintenance is a tricky yet necessary task, whether you have a furnace, boiler heating system, or heat pump. After all, you don’t want your family to freeze in the middle of winter while you search for repair or replacement services!

Airtasker makes it easy to find a heater maintenance specialist near you. Whether you use a boiler, furnace, or heat pump to warm up your home, you can quickly find a Tasker who specializes in your heating system. 

Here’s an overview of heating maintenance services you can get done.  

Furnace maintenance 

Tuning up your furnace typically includes inspection, cleaning, and repairs or replacements. During an inspection, a furnace maintenance specialist can do the following tasks: 

  • Checking the vents and grilles for blockages 
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger and electrical connections 
  • Inspecting the burner and flame sensor 
  • Checking the fuel or gas lines (for oil or gas furnaces) 

Your Tasker may also clean the parts of your heating system, including the air filter, blower, and motor. They’ll clear out any grease or oil buildup, debris, insects, and mildew from the furnace. 

As for repairs, the specialist can calibrate your thermostat, repair or replace broken parts, and test your entire heating system. Your heating maintenance specialist may also recommend upgrading components of your furnace heating system. In which case, you can easily book a delivery Tasker to pick up your heater maintenance supplies from the store. 

Boiler maintenance 

A boiler maintenance specialist can check the boiler controls and recalibrate them if necessary. They may also check the fuel oil levels, chimneys, and burner refractory material.  

Boiler maintenance services also include cleaning and repairing the system. These tasks include: 

  • Cleaning the condensate receiver 
  • Overhauling the feed water pumps 
  • Fixing any broken components and ensuring the entire boiler system is working properly

The Tasker may also recommend periodic maintenance aside from your annual inspection. Periodic maintenance may include: 

  • Cleaning the filters
  • Monitoring the smoke alarm
  • Checking the combustion
  • Conducting boiler bottom blowdown

Heat pump maintenance 

From checking your heat pump to cleaning the equipment, here are tasks that your heat pump specialist can do for you.

  • Checking the parts of the heat pump 

    • Electrical connections, capacitors, relays, and contractors 
    • Condensate drain and pan (for obstructions, leaks, and cracks) 
    • Panels 
    • Coil temperatures 
    • Refrigerant charge 
    • Outdoor temperature sensors 

  • Performing maintenance procedures 

    • Recalibrating the thermostat 
    • Lubricating components in the system 
    • Realigning the belts and pulley 
    • Sealing any leaks 
    • Repairing or replacing broken parts 

  • Cleaning the heat pump 

    • Clearing debris from around the heat pump (heat pumps need 2 feet of clearance)
    • Cleaning the vents, air filter, blower wheel, and motor
    • Cleaning the condenser fan and coil, crankcase heater, reversing valve, compressor, and other components
    • Running a defrost cycle 

While you’re busy preparing your heating system for the cold months, you might as well check your roofing situation too. Roofing maintenance services are also available on Airtasker.