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Before the winter temperatures come, make sure to have your heating system inspected. Typically, this is done in the fall before the freezing temperatures. We can inspect the system, which will include the furnace, thermostat, heating ducts, as well as other parts of the unit. This can help to ensure that the system is running the best it can when you will need it. Between maintenances, you can also inspect a few things as well. Make sure the parts of the furnace are clean from any dirt and debris build-up. This can cause the system to run harder, which can result in parts wearing out earlier than they should, and they will need to be replaced. It can also cause the ductwork to become dirty and cause polluted air to be distributed throughout your home. Anytime you hear any odd noises or notice anything that is out of the norm, it is best to call us so we can look at it as soon as possible..

 

Check the Filters

 

It is recommended that your change or clean the air filter on a regular basis. If you are unsure of how often you should do this, we can advise you on the correct schedule based on your household. Replacing the filters can be quite easy. While there are numerous kinds of filters on the market, we can also advise which one will be best for your heating system. In order to have your HVAC system run properly, it will need to have a clean filter.

 

The Ductwork should be Clean

 

While inspecting your furnace, also make sure to inspect the ductwork as often as possible. A disconnected or punctured air duct can greatly reduce the efficiency of the heating system. Check the ductwork for any drafty seals or any loss of insulation. If you notice either of these, make sure to get it fixed as soon as possible. By having this issue resolved, the system will operate more efficiently and it can help lower your energy bills. We can inspect the ductwork when looking at the entire system, but it is also recommended you inspect the air ducts incase an issue occurs between visits.

 

Inspections are Important

 

Having the heating system checked regularly is the most important maintenance step you can take. The next important thing is to make sure the air filter is always clean. Also check the thermostat in your home. It is always a good idea to make sure your home is the temperature you have it set at. If the set temperature and actual temperature are off by more than a few degrees, make sure to call us so we can inspect it as soon as possible. This can help you to have a warm and comfortable home for the upcoming winter months.