It is important to prepare our furnace heating system for routine use as we approach the cooler months and find ourselves using the air conditioner less. To prepare your heating system, we at Steve’s Heating & Air would like to offer the following recommendations.
Change Air Filter
Once a month and at minimum, once every 3 months, the filters need to be changed. To remind homeowners, changing the filters if the seasons can help. Managing them is essential since a dirty filter negatively impacts the overall air quality in your home. If your filter is covered in dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris, all that junk will end up being filtered back into your home’s air. From operating efficiently, a clogged filter prevents the heating system. Along with uneven temperatures in your home stem from clogged filters, potential problems with the system, and worst of all, higher heating bills.
Ensure Air Vents are Clear
Though this step likely won’t require you to call on a central heating repair, it is surprising just how many people completely forget about it. To move freely throughout the home, vents are designed to help improve the air’s ability. If there’s a piece of furniture in the way, it’s tough for the vents to do their job. Between the vents in your home and the furniture, keep about 18 inches of space. Within your home, rugs and curtains can sometimes also obstruct the flow of air.
Particularly if you have a Smart thermostat or programmable services, thermostats are going to be needed for adjustments. It is not enough to just switch your thermostat over to heating. To check that your furnace is in good working order, take the opportunity to switch on the furnace and check out how long it takes for your thermostat to start responding. If option you’re still working with a manual thermostat, make this the winter that you upgrade to a more modern option.
Lubricate Furnace Blower Motor
Be certain that all of the parts are still in good working order especially if you have an older heating system in your home, prior the winter season arrives. Of the heating system, the furnace blower one of the most important parts. The heater is running efficiently with this. You should aim to have it professionally oiled once a year, however, if the system is old, you may need to do it once a season.
Annual Furnace Inspection & Tune Up
The most important step of heating maintenance is contacting a professional. Especially if your heater has been making odd sounds, or if you’re concerned that it might be in need of heating system service, working with a professional ensures that you correctly identify the problem. An expert can assist you should you need to purchase any new parts for your system, or if your best bet is to replace it altogether.
Gas & Electric Furnace Tune Up Maintenance & More in Purvis, Columbia, Oak Grove, Dixie, Sunrise, Barrontown, Leeville, Petal & Hattiesburg MS & Pine Belt, Mississippi
To ensure the worn parts are replaced as well as the cleaning and necessary lubrication is completed correctly, a preventive maintenance inspection and a tune-up should be done by a professional. To make certain the furnace heating system is ready for use, now is the best time to schedule your maintenance inspection and tune-up services. To assist you with your heating system, call us at Steve’s Heating & Air and let us help.