Heating season is just around the corner, and homeowners are calling HVAC and electric panel companies to get their furnaces and electrical systems ready for the colder days ahead. Before you dust off your system to fire up your furnace, however, there are a few safety checks you need to perform. Remember that your furnace is coming off of months of not being used, so it’s important to slowly get it ready for the fall and winter seasons.
Neglecting to tune up and care for your HVAC system can result in bigger, more serious problems down the road. Here are a few tips from our experienced technicians at All Seasons, Inc. on how to turn on your furnace at the start of the season.
Call the pros. Some preventive maintenance and inspection is best done by professional heating and air conditioning companies. Contact your local contractors for a much-needed seasonal tune-up to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for continued use. It’s better to discover and fix any hidden issues now than to end up without heat on a freezing-cold winter’s day.
Clean the filter. Of course, changing the air filter regularly is part of any proper HVAC maintenance routine. Experts recommend cleaning or changing your filter at least once every 90 days; however, you can do it more frequently depending on the needs of your system. Give the filter a quick visual check every 30 days and see if it’s looking dirty or clogged to the point it may need to be replaced.
Consider upgrades. For homes with older systems, the start of the season is the best time to contact your local furnace companies and schedule a much-needed upgrade. Getting a brand-new, more energy-efficient system early on allows you to maximize the energy savings you receive from it.
At All Seasons, Inc., we’re your leading provider of heating and cooling repair, maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (253) 879-9144 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and other nearby areas in WA.