As the temperatures drop, you’ll need to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. You’ll rely mostly on your heating system to stay warm, so it’s important to make the right preparations to prevent unexpected issues while it is in use. A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing shares a few tips to help you out.
Replace the HVAC Filter
This is the easiest maintenance task you can do for your heating unit. If you find the filter full of dirt, replace it with a new one. Turn to your heating system’s manufacturer recommendations on how often you should do so. Replacing your dirty filter helps your heating system run efficiently and keeps it from wearing down prematurely.
Dust Off the Heating System
Whether you have a furnace or boiler, be sure to dust it off before you use it. Start with the exterior – use a soft brush to get rid of the loose dirt and dust, and then vacuum the unit. Take caution when cleaning the interior of your heating system. To be safe, leave the job to your trusted HVAC technician.
Test Your Heating System
Give your furnace or boiler a test run and check for any unusual sounds. If you hear it click on, you can be sure it’s working properly. It will also produce a low humming sound while in operation. However, if it is noticeably loud, there could be a problem with the blower fan, capacitor, or another interior component. It may also be short cycling or shutting down earlier than usual. It could mean a faulty thermostat or a malfunctioning part of your furnace or boiler. In any case, get in touch with your technician to have your system checked.
Schedule a Heating Maintenance Appointment
Before the heating season arrives, consider scheduling a heating maintenance appointment with a trusted HVAC contractor. Through a thorough assessment of your furnace or boiler, you can get ahead of potential problems that compromise your heating needs during the fall and winter months. This also helps extend the life of your heating system and save on utility bills in the long run.
For top-notch residential HVAC services, don’t hesitate to use A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Call us at (732) 578-0379, or fill out our convenient online form to get started. We serve homeowners in Freehold and Wall, NJ.