It’s most suitable to service your furnace before summer so that your HVAC can function properly throughout the winter. Autumn is difficult to schedule furnace service and repairs, and the last thing you need is a central heating system failure in the middle of a winter’s night.
Tips to Make Your Heating Winter Ready.
Change Your Air Filter
A dirty filter can cause your system to work harder and may even result in a system shutdown requiring emergency service. Boiler-equipped homes are cleaned of dust and dirt, dampers and exhaust fans are checked for proper operation, fireboxes and heat exchangers are inspected, and sediment is drained from the boiler. Get in touch with a professional for heating repair in Phoenix if you are facing any issues with your unit.
Clear Outside Exhaust Vents And Chimneys
Ensure chimneys and vents are not blocked while the weather is still favorable. A blocked chimney or vent can result in dangerous carbon monoxide backup in your home, which is one of the first things we do when performing pre-season maintenance for our customers.
Lower Your Thermostat
Lowering the room temperature a couple of degrees during cold weather can relieve some pressure on your heating system. In rarely used rooms, turn down the thermostat if you have a multi-zone system. A smart thermostat can control the areas you want to keep warm while reducing oil and gas consumption.
Close Vents In Unused Rooms
Many heating systems have vents in areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces that are rarely used. Keeping these vents closed will keep warm air circulating where you need it most. It is important to keep heating vents open in areas where exposed pipes are located so that they will not freeze.
The last line of defense against carbon monoxide is a carbon monoxide detector. Whenever you fall, make sure it is at least five feet off the ground. Talk to a professional for furnace repair Phoenix.
Test The Igniter Switch
Make sure you test your igniter switch yearly, whether your system has an electronic igniter or a pilot light. The owner’s manual for your unit will provide instructions.
Service the blower motor
Check your owner’s manual to see if your blower motor needs to be cleaned or lubricated regularly. Typically, you’ll need to remove the cover, clean the bearing caps. And then remove the caps and lubricate the bearings.
Schedule A Pre-Season System Tune-Up
Make sure your home heating system is ready for winter with a professional tune-up by expert heating technicians. As part of our detailed checklist, we change the air filter, check the thermostat, and vents, lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, and check air ducts for leaks.
Search online for HVAC repair In Tempe, AZ to get in touch with our team. Your furnace keeps your home warm & your family comfortable all winter and the key to keeping it in good working order requires regular maintenance.
By performing routine furnace maintenance, you can avoid unexpected – and inconvenient – breakdowns. Schedule HVAC service through Ge Home Services. Contact us today.