Keeping your heating and cooling systems in good working order means your utility bills will be lower, your home will be more comfortable, and you’ll need to call for repairs less often.
Schedule a maintenance service call before the heating season starts. If there are any problems with your system, it’s better to find out before it’s freezing outside! Do the same for your cooling system before sweltering season begins. Sign up now for our Preventative Maintenance plan and we will call you twice a year to schedule your appointment automatically.
Manufacturers recommend cleaning or replacing your filters every month your system is in use. Operating your system with dirty filters means energy is wasted and can be harmful for your system. While you’re at it, check and clean the filters in your home’s humidifier. Remember, when you receive your power bill, be sure to replace your filter.
If you have a forced air heating system check your furnace’s blower compartment and blower coils. Vacuum them if you see dirt and dust there. You should also check fan belt tension, and lubricate fan and motor bearings if applicable. Many of today's systems do not have belts and use sealed bearings that do not require oiling. If in doubt call a qualified technician.
Don’t keep clutter near your furnace. It’s a fire hazard, and may keep your system from operating efficiently.
To make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating system, keep the heating registers and vents throughout the house free of dust, dirt, and pet hair by vacuuming them at least once a year.
Listen for odd sounds when your heating or cooling system kicks in. If you hear anything unusual, get in touch with your service professional so you can head off problems before they become serious.
In winter months, set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling without generating a breeze.