Some of you may be excited that summer is over, but before you get too excited… are you prepared for this year’s incoming chill? As the cold winter days and nights approach so does your need for a heating furnace. This transitional fall period is the perfect time to do a regular maintenance check up on your furnace or to install a new system.
Here are some ways to make sure you are prepared for the winter chill:
- Replace your filter: If you have not been replacing your filters every three months or you are due for a change, now would be the time to avoid your system working harder.
- Clean Up: perform a regular clean up to remove any dirt build up. During this clean up look out for rusted pipes or moisture patches that could hurt the overall performance.
- Test Thermostat: Having a accurate thermostat on your furnace declares the heat performance that is released. Doing a test run is the easiest way to identify any potential problems occurring. For example if you set your thermostat to your ideal winter temperature, but feel that it is taking too long or doesn’t even reach it, then it is highly likely you’ll need to fix this.
- Unusual Sounds: While performing a run test be aware of any odd noises that weren’t happening before like banging. This could indicate loose valves or old pipes which will need to be replace as soon as possible
Be prepared to face the winter with a confidence that your furnace will work properly. As with any HVAC fixes it’s recommend for a licensed contractor like NRG Heating and Air to help you install or do system updates. You can can contact us for an appointment at 800-880-0004.