Summer is almost over, and temperatures are already starting to fall in some parts of the country. While the weather might be nice enough to throw your windows open for a few weeks, before too long it’ll be time to fire up your furnace or boiler for the first time. The tips below will help ensure your home heating system is ready for the winter ahead.
3 Tips for Preparing Your Heating System for Winter
1. Change Your Filter
Your air filter keeps dust, pollen, and other contaminants out of your home while preventing debris from building up inside your heating system. Changing your air filter on a regular basis not only improves your indoor air quality, but will also reduce wear and tear on your valuable equipment. Air pulled through a clogged filter forces your equipment to work harder than it has to, driving up energy costs and eventually wearing out components prematurely.
2. Do a Test Run
Before winter truly begins, turn your heating system on and set the thermostat a few degrees higher than room temperature. Do your furnace and blower turn on right away? Do you notice any clattering, banging, or other strange noises? If so, turn off the system and call an HVAC tech to take care of any necessary repairs before winter begins.
3. Schedule Routine Maintenance
Dust collecting while your equipment sits unused all summer can drag down your efficiency and cause equipment to fail when you need it most. A skilled technician will thoroughly examine your heating system, clean off the boiler, and make adjustments to maximize efficiency.
You depend on your heating system to keep your home comfortable through even the coldest winters, so rely on professional HVAC technicians with the skills to keep your equipment in peak condition. Walter's Inc. has been serving Ellsworth, WI, homeowners for years, establishing themselves as one of the area’s most knowledgeable and dependable contractors. To schedule your fall maintenance, call their offices at (715) 792-5336.