Heating System Preparations for Fall and Winter

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With summer winding down, it is the right time of year to make sure your home’s heating system will work properly when you need it in the coming months. Now is the time to this vital system inspected and maintained by a professional to make sure that the heat kicks on when the weather turns cold.


Why Should You Have Your Heating System Maintained?

Experts recommend that heating systems be professionally cleaned and maintained at least once per year to ensure the system works properly, safely and most efficiently. Having an HVAC professional inspect your home’s system is best done before the cold weather hits to give you peace of mind that you will have heat when you need it most. An annual inspection of your heating system will help the system last longer and will detect minor problems before they turn into major hassles.


What Does an Inspection and Maintenance of a Heating System Entail?

An HVAC professional has a checklist of items to cover during an annual inspection and maintenance service call. During annual maintenance, the technician will inspect the entire system, and clean and lubricate certain components (12 Things You Need to Do for HVAC Winter Prep and Maintenance (hvacswami.com).  This ensures your furnace or heat pump will work properly and use less energy. Here are some of the major tasks an HVAC technician will perform:

  • Replace filters
  • Inspect the ignition burner assembly
  • Examine the heating elements
  • Detect leaks, if any
  • Assess gas pressure
  • Check mechanical parts and electrical connections
  • Lubricate the movable parts like bearings and motors
  • Check controls and thermostat
  • Inspect blower, fan and heat pump
  • Examine vents and ducts
  • Inspect boiler or furnace
  • Check fuel line and fuel tank.

With so many technical tasks needed to maintain your home’s heating system, you can see why it is best left to a professional.


Don’t Delay, Have Your System Checked Today!

With fall and winter approaching, it is best to have your heating system checked as soon as possible to make sure you aren’t left out in the cold. Contact your local HVAC company today to make sure your system is running optimally. And, remember to contact us at https://www.superiorpluspropane.com/ for your fuel needs before the heating season begins!

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