Your heating system should be operating at its best. That's why most people spend time and money making sure it's ready for winter. Keeping your heating system running smoothly and extending its life will save you money in the long term, which is why it's important to know how to maintain your heating system. Keep reading to ensure you have the right maintenance done for trouble-free, efficient heating all winter:
Start Winter with New Filters
During the winter months, your HVAC system is circulating the air in your home to keep it warm. Therefore, the filters are often an area where dust and contamination collect and should be changed before you start using the system. Suppose you have an older system or problems with contaminants in your home. In that case, you might want to discuss installing air purification solutions to improve the air quality in your home—especially during the winter months.
Clean and Revise the System for Broken Parts
The filters are not the only areas of your system that need to be clean before using it this winter. You also want to clean the ducts, blower, and other parts of your furnace. In addition, the ducts and the furnace should also be inspected for worn parts that need to be replaced. Repairing the minor damage before you start using your heating can help to prevent failures during cold winter weather.
Test the Blower and Airflow of the HVAC System
The blower fan of your heating system needs to be cleaned too—and then tested. You want to check the overall airflow rate of the blower fan and test other areas of the system. The blower might need to be cleaned, and there might be issues with the ductwork that needs to be taken care of before the winter weather.
Do the Fall Annual Heating Maintenance Service
The fall months are often a time when the weather is still warmer, but the cold weather will be here soon. Thus, it is important to have the annual maintenance done to your system before the weather gets worse. The system will be cleaned, tested, and calibrated to ensure it is working efficiently. The maintenance service will also take care of any minor repairs that need to be done.
Taking care of your heating system will make sure it lasts longer and runs better. Contact a heating maintenance service to ensure your home is ready for another cold winter.