There’s nothing worse – Summer is finished, daylight savings is gone, you get home and switch your heater on when that first cold night comes and it doesn’t work.

Without doubt, the most common time for your ageing heating system to fail is when the unit is turned on for the first time in the season. Whilst it might just seem like bad luck, the cause is quite simple – the heating unit has been sitting outside or in the roof collecting dust for up to 6 months!

Most people wouldn’t expect to leave their car unused for 6 months and then expect it to fire up first turn of the key and nor should we be surprised if the heater doesn’t as it gets older into its lifespan, especially without adequate servicing.

Servicing your ducted heater regularly will not only improve the reliability of your heating unit, it will also run more efficiently, prolong the life of the unit and ensure it heats you and your family safely. As the heating unit gets older, there is an increased chance of carbon monoxide leaks so it is crucial that you have this checked on a regular basis.

Regular maintenance is inexpensive and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Book your heater in for servicing nice and early to ensure you’re not left out in the cold or facing an expensive replacement bill.