Spring is here, and with it, the cold temperatures that make your heater a daily necessity as slowly giving way to blue skies and warm days. That means your furnace probably won’t see much use between now and next fall. Here in Avon, furnace use will drop off considerably in the next few weeks until the time comes to put your air conditioning system on the same rigorous schedule that your furnace was once. Even though your heater is going into mothballs for a few months, however, you want it to perform at its best when you have need of it again next fall. Here’s a general guideline on the best ways to protect your furnace this summer.
It starts with a routine furnace maintenance session from a qualified technician. He or she can clean dirty parts, tighten loose components, unclog burners that may be choked with detritus and perform a thorough inspection designed to spot any potential problems that may still be in the development stages. If he or she notices one, you can then plan for a repair session at your leisure. Because you won’t be needing the heater for a time, you have a lot of flexibility and can fit the repair session into your schedule without worrying about the timing. (Contrast this with scheduling a session during the winter, when time is a factor and you need it to run ASAP.)
You can further protect your furnace by running it every few weeks during the summer, for at least 15 minutes or more, and checking for any signs of problems. (Ideally, you can do it at night when things are cooler.) Again, that gives you a jump on any lingering issues, and lets you take care of it before you have need of your heater.
If you know the best ways to protect your furnace this summer, the next step is to contact Westland Heating and Air Conditioning to help you out. Furnace maintenance and other heating system services in Avon are a regular part of our service, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction at every step of the way. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.