Preparing your HVAC for the colder months is critical. You’ll be relying heavily on your heating system to keep your living spaces warm, so make sure you don’t skip maintenance.
Here are the maintenance tasks you should do before the cooler season arrives, according to our HVAC experts here at Collis.
Dust It Off.
Before you use your furnace or boiler, make sure to dust it off. Begin with the exterior. Use a soft brush to remove loose dirt and dust, then vacuum the unit. Practice caution when cleaning the interior of your heating system. To be safe, this task can be delegated to a reputable HVAC contractor like Fred F. Collis & Sons.
Test Your Heating System.
Test your furnace or boiler and listen for any unusual sounds. You’ll know it’s working properly if you hear a click and a low humming sound. However, if the noise is louder than usual or sounds different, there could be an issue with the blower fan, capacitor, or another internal component. It could also be due to short cycling or a defective thermostat. Contact a professional to have your system inspected.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment.
Schedule an inspection and maintenance appointment with a reputable contractor before the heating season begins. A comprehensive assessment of your furnace or boiler will help you avoid potential problems that could jeopardize your heating needs during the fall and winter months. It will also help extend your heating system’s life and contribute to your energy savings.
Replace the HVAC Filter.
If the filter is clogged, replace it with a new one. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for how frequently you should do this. Replacing your filter helps your HVAC system work more efficiently and prevents premature wear and tear.