Your heater is an important feature in your Peachtree City, Georgia, home. It needs regular care and maintenance to stay in prime condition. Follow these heater maintenance tips to make sure that your heating system is working efficiently.
Check Your Filter Often
In most cases, you shouldn’t DIY a heater maintenance task, but filter changes are something you can easily handle yourself. Inspect your furnace filter once a month and change it if the filter is visibly dirty. You should install a new filter at least once every three months.
Schedule Regular Tune-Ups
You should schedule a professional tune-up for your heating system once a year. The best time to do this is at the beginning of the heating season. However, if you haven’t had a tune-up in the last 12 months, it’s never too late to schedule this appointment.
During this maintenance visit, a technician will carefully inspect your system for signs of wear and recommend any repairs or replacements that will help you avoid downtime in the future. Your technician will also clean the system, tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and calibrate your thermostat.
Maintaining proper airflow is an important part of furnace maintenance. Your heater needs adequate airflow to efficiently heat your home. Inspect all the air vents throughout the home and make sure that they’re not blocked. Consider how the air will move throughout your home and keep furniture, drapes, boxes, and other belongings away from these vents so air can move easily. Make sure the area around your furnace is clear as well. Don’t store boxes or other items in the furnace closet.
Staying on top of heater maintenance will give you better efficiency and comfort throughout the winter season. We can help with that! Call Scott Walker to schedule your next tune-up if you’re overdue for your maintenance visit.
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