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Pre-Winter Heating and Cooling Repair Checklist December 5, 2018

Southeast Marion, Polk
Pre-Winter Heating and Cooling Repair Checklist, Southeast Marion, Missouri

Winter has almost officially arrived, and for homeowners, that means it’s time to take care of any remaining heating and cooling repair and maintenance tasks. Addressing these concerns now will help you avoid furnace breakdowns and other emergencies once winter is settled in. Performing a handful of tasks will keep your furnace running while your wallet stays full.

5 Essential Heating and Cooling Repair Items For Winter Prep

1. Thermostat Check

A programmable thermostat can help you save energy, but it must be properly connected. Be sure to test your thermostat to make sure it activates your furnace as it should. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need a professional to test it to find the source of the problem.

2. Amperage Test

Even a gas-powered furnace will require some amount of electricity to start up. Professional contractors can perform an amperage draw to ensure that turning on the furnace won’t cause a short circuit.

3. Carbon Monoxide Test

heating and cooling repairProblems with the furnace’s exhaust system can lead to toxic carbon monoxide accumulation. Get a licensed professional to check for back drafting and other issues that would pose a safety hazard in your home.

4. Filter Cleaning

Clean air filters are essential for efficient function. Filters should generally be replaced every few months to avoid overworking your system. This straightforward task can typically be accomplished on your own.

5. Freon Pressure Check

If you use a heat pump to warm your home, it’s also a good idea to check Freon pressure levels. Overcharging the refrigerant can increase operating pressures and lower energy efficiency. Get a contractor to check that you’re at the right pressure level for more efficient operation.

 

If you need help with these heating and cooling repair and maintenance tasks, contact David’s Heating & Cooling in Polk County, MO, for your final pre-winter tuneup. These NATE® -certified HVAC contractors are available 24/7 to help you address your home heating and cooling needs. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (417) 326-4822.

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