While things might have been a bit warmer this year than other years, it’s becoming quite clear that winter is coming. The freezing cold temperatures are right around the corner, which means that homeowners can make some adjustments now to ensure their furnaces are in good condition.
This blog post is going to focus on three particular things that you can do to improve the quality, efficiency, and longevity of your heating system. And yes, one of those things might be heater repair in Parma, OH, since a malfunctioning heating system is only going to make things worse if it’s not fixed by a professional.
But don’t worry, there are other things that we recommend homeowners do in preparation for the coldest temperatures of the year. And, hopefully, by the time the holiday season arrives, you’ll be warm and cozy without a worry to distract you from the important things in life.
Change the Air Filter
Your air filter is an integral part of your heating system. It’s there to protect the sensitive interior components of the system from dust, dirt, pet dander, and debris. But, the air filter doesn’t do much good if it isn’t swapped out every 1–3 months with a clean one.
This is actually something we recommend homeowners do themselves. The air filter is located in the return air duct of your HVAC system, which is easily accessible. Simply turn the system off, remove the old air filter, and take steps to have it replaced.
If the air filter is disposable, just purchase a new one that’s the same size and put it back in the return air duct facing the same way that the old one was. If it’s a reusable air filter, then clean it with a damp paper towel to remove all contaminants and put it back in the same way. And voila! You’re all set and ready to go.
Keep Your System Clean and Check the Thermostat
HVAC systems heat the air of your home, which means the dustier and dirtier the air is, the harder of a time it will have trying to do its job. We’re not making any judgements of anyone’s home, but we want to mention that keeping two feet clean around your furnace or heat pump will make a big difference.
For furnaces, it’s a safety concern. Putting cardboard boxes or stacks of paper on a gas furnace can be a bad idea because these materials are flammable and there’s combustion occurring inside of the system. For heat pumps, you’re more likely to have the system overheat if it’s insulated by things stacked around it.
Call Now for Repairs
If your heating system has encountered a problem in the past year, then now is the best time to have the problem fixed. Waiting only makes things worse in the HVAC world, and that rings true for any repair needs that might require professional attention. Why not call our team now before temperatures get extremely cold?
Contact Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing to have your heating system repaired quickly and affordably.