Step Two: Heating System Maintenance
As you follow these weekly steps, remember that each one is just as important as the other when it comes to prepping your home for the fall weather. Be sure to complete them all for the full effect of fall preparation. This week we’re discussing your Heating System. For obvious reasons, your heat is about to become your best friend as temperatures drop.
There are a few things that you need to do in order to be sure that your heating system is in top-performing condition.
5-Step Series to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather!
There are several simple DIY steps that you can take as well as important steps that you should consider hiring an HVAC contractor to handle. As you brace yourself for the chill of fall, follow these instructions to keep your heating system in tip-top shape:
1. Maintain Heating Vents
Survey your home’s heating vents to make sure that they are not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or curtains. This prevents fire hazards and ensures the optimum air flow throughout your home. Be sure to dust the vents to eliminate air pollution and
2. Maintain Filters
The filtering system in your home is something that needs to be maintained year round. If your filters are dusty, dirty and blocked by debris, your home’s HVAC furnace system WILL NOT run properly. Cleaning or replacing filters when necessary is an essential part of maintaining your entire HVAC system.
3. Make an appointment for an annual heating system check-up.
Your heating system needs to be tuned up annually. Not only will a maintenance appointment give you the peace of mind that you’re getting the most out of your system, it can also ensure that you’re maintaining your unit’s warranty. Most systems warranty agreement states that the equipment must be maintained by a licensed professional in order for the warranty to be validated.
It’s a good idea to take all these steps when preparing for fall, and make sure to do home maintenance on your vents and filters, it’s easy to do and can save you money. When your equipment is working inefficiently, you’re losing money because it has to work twice as hard each month. In the same fashion, when your system is well maintained it can run smoothly, saving you money and using less energy each and every month.
Be sure to contact F.H. Furr for all of your HVAC needs. Give us a call for more information, and remember, maintaining your equipment is always cheaper than repairs or replacement. Stay ahead of the game this fall, and watch for more of our blogs on preparing your home for the fall weather!