Three Guidelines To Get Your Heater Ready For Winter

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Three Guidelines To Get Your Heater Ready For Winter

Three Guidelines To Get Your Heater Ready For Winter

27 September 2017
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If you'd like to make it through winter with the best heating service possible, it pays to take a hands-on approach to caring for your HVAC system. Taking the time to protect and care for your HVAC system allows you to keep your heater running properly even with the chills of January and February take over. By using the tips in this article, you'll get the help that you need from a heating contractor that can help you out. Follow these tips below and start reaching out to the best HVAC shop you can find:

#1: Change out the air filters

No matter how old or high-tech your heating system is, changing the filters is an incredibly important fix. When you take the time to change out your heater filters, you'll be able to keep the airflow pure and will prevent the system from clogging and breaking down. Speak to an HVAC contractor that sells filters and make sure that you purchase the right size. You might pay somewhere between approximately $50 and more than $100 in order to get your HVAC filter changed. The company that you reach out to can put your HVAC system on schedule to regularly get filters changed. 

#2: Get your heater inspected and tuned up

The main way to keep your heater working well is to touch base with an HVAC pro that can inspect your system. They'll come out to your property and give it a thorough examination, before fixing any issues that are bogging it down. You'll pay about $300 or so to get an HVAC inspection prior to the winter months. Some of the steps that they take during the inspection include testing out the electrical components, calibrating the thermostat and making sure that you are getting adequate airflow in your system. 

#3: Test and lubricate the system

One mistake that people make is waiting too late to turn their HVAC system on. Turn it on a couple of times during the fall to make sure that the thermostat is properly calibrated and communicating. You'll want to check the motor condition and lubricate its bearings. In addition to motor and thermostat maintenance, be sure that your carbon monoxide alarm is on and working. You may need to test it or change the batteries to be sure your HVAC system isn't harming your home. 

If you follow these three tips, you'll be in good hands when winter arrives. 

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.