Winter is Here, Time for a Heating System Checkup
As chilly temperatures move into the Metroplex, it is time to start thinking about having regular maintenance on your heating system to get it ready for the season. A winter tune-up will not only keep your system working well, it can lower your energy costs, add life to your system, and give you peace of mind knowing that you’ll be toasty inside when the weather outside is frightful.
DIY Heating System Checks
There are a few things you can do yourself to make sure your heating system is in peak condition all season long. First, make sure the furnace filter is replaced every month. You should also be vacuuming your floor vents every season as the cobwebs, dirt, and dust that accumulate can interrupt air flow and irritate allergies.
Also, if you’re not already changing the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector when the clocks are changed in the spring and fall, a great time to put in fresh batteries is when you get your winter heating tune-up scheduled.
Professional Heater Tune-up
At the beginning of each heating season, you’ll want to have a professional give your heating system a complete checkup to make sure it is running smoothly and safely. The internal components of your heating system can be dangerous so you’ll want to leave this part to the pros. Some of the things they will do include:
- Checking and lubricating fans
- Cleaning and inspecting components
- Testing the heat exchanger
- Testing your thermostat
- Tightening and checking connections
- Checking for proper gas pressure, if applicable
- Don’t Get Left in the Cold!
The worst time to discover that your heating system has a problem is when the temperatures drop, the roads are icy, and service companies are booked with emergencies. Schedule your heating furnace tune-up today by calling (972)-263-3100.