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How to Get the Heater Ready for the Fall

Get Ready for the Coming Cold Weather 

With one of the hottest summers on record coming to a close, it can be hard to believe that the cooler weather will ever return. However, with temperatures starting to relent, some people are looking forward to the change of the season that will inevitably come. With the air conditioner getting a much-needed rest, the heater is about to become the star of the show inside the home. But no star is ready for the big show without a bit of preparation. 

This year, homeowners should schedule heating maintenance before the cold starts to tune up and prepare the heater for the fall. Here are some suggestions from local HVAC experts regarding heating maintenance and what to do to maintain the heater this fall. 

Schedule Heater Maintenance 

The best thing a homeowner can do to prepare for the change in seasons is to schedule professional heater maintenance. Nearly every HVAC contractor offers this valuable service because of its benefits to homeowners and their heating systems. During heater maintenance, HVAC professionals will inspect the heater for potential problems so they can stop them before they cause serious problems. They will also perform essential tasks like: 

  • Checking electrical connections
  • Inspecting ductwork
  • Verifying delivery temperatures
  • Cleaning the burner 
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Checking for gas leaks 

Homeowners can prevent problems with their heater, extend the unit’s lifespan, and save on energy bills by hiring professionals for routine heater maintenance services. 

Replace the Air Filters 

air filter Since maintaining the heating system is so beneficial, most homeowners want to know what they can do to help maintain the system. The good news is that homeowners can play an integral role in keeping the heater working efficiently and preventing issues. 

Changing the air filter is a vital task that homeowners can easily do to keep machinery protected and help keep utility bills low. Most filters should be changed at least every three months. In some cases, professional heating maintenance experts will replace the filters when they visit. However, since air filters need to be replaced more often than professional maintenance is done, homeowners can do it themselves. 

Keep an Eye on Energy Usage 

smart thermostatOwning a home or property takes a lot of attention. One of the things that most property owners track is their utility bills, and this is important since utility bills can be very high when there are issues. Monitoring energy usage and bills is a great way to spot potential problems with the heater or air conditioner. Often, when a heater is having trouble, it will use more gas or power than it used to. If utility bills suddenly spike, it can be a sign that professional heater repairs are needed.

Another great reason to track utility bills is to spot opportunities around the home to improve energy efficiency, like adding weatherstripping or insulation to reduce heat loss or installing a smart thermostat, which can save homeowners on their heating and cooling costs. 

About Elite Comfort Systems

Elite Comfort Systems is a family-owned and operated company serving Brentwood and the surrounding areas. They provide transparent pricing, easy scheduling, and fast, on-time service. Call them today for heater maintenance and repair in Brentwood, CA.

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