Fall is Almost Here, is your Heater Ready?
We have been talking about air conditioning for a long time now. It’s been a long, hot summer and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Well, except for the calendar. As we head into September and as Fall quickly approaches, the temperatures will drop, your AC will no longer be needed and your heater will become necessary.
The great part about Fall is that the temperatures usually stay pretty temperate. This is an ideal time to have your heater looked at. Since you know you will be turning it on soon, and you probably haven’t turned it on in six months, it’s hard to tell how it’s going to function when you do start it up. That’s why it’s important to turn it on well before you need it so you can see if it works or not. Additionally, now is a great time to have a technician out to do regular maintenance on it and see if there are any problems you need to be aware of.
There are some things you can do on your own to get your heater ready. First, you should change your air filter. If you are using your HVAC system regularly, you should change it out ever 30-60 days. A dirty filter is the one of the main causes of breakdowns.
Second, you should clean the area around your heater and dust it off. Wherever your heater is, you should take a look at it to make sure there is no excess dust buildup or something else around it. Keeping your heater clear of dust, debris, or even household items that are near it is a good way to make sure nothing is going to cause a problem.
Third, it’s never a bad idea to have a technician out to check it out. Even if a heater seems to be working, we can check to make sure it isn’t going to break down in the near future, probably on the coldest day of the year. If we can take care of it now, you don’t have to wait when everyone else is having problems with their heater as well.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 800-994-2577. We would love to help you make sure your HVAC systems is running properly!