It is that time of year again. The time of year when we change the clocks, the days are shorter and the nights are colder.
It is also the time of year that we need to prepare our homes for winter, especially our heating systems. There are steps you can take to ensure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm during the winter chill.
Replace Air Filters
A simple preventable maintenance measure you can do right now is to replace your air filters. A clean filter helps your system perform more efficiently and it also helps keep those nasty allergens at bay.
Turn Your System On
You can quickly find out if your heating system is running by simply turning it on. Listen for any strange sounds and make sure that you feel heat.
Check Out Your Thermostats
Make sure that your system responds to increasing or decreasing the temperature using your thermostats. Also, if you have a digital one, make sure that your room is reaching the correct temperature.
If your heating system runs on oil or natural gas, now is the time to make sure your tanks are full. You don’t want any surprises when that first cold blast arrives.
Bleed the Valves
Do you have hot water radiators? If so, make sure to bleed the valves. You do this by opening the valves until water appears. Then you close them.
The winter months are especially important for carbon monoxide detectors. Check yours now to make sure it is working properly, and if you need to buy one, now is the time.
Contact Us for Maintenance
We will help make sure that your heating system is ready for winter.
Whether you need your furnace cleaned or a tune up, get your appointment scheduled now. Call us at 814.238.3756.