The Importance Of Checking your Heating System Before the Winter

Before winter arrives, home owners must inspect their heating systems. A heating system must be serviced for the winter weather, or the unit will fail when you need it the most.

The filters in the heating unit must be replaced because clean filters help the unit breath better; the unit will also run more efficiently. The filters should be replaced before the winter months. Also, inspect the filter each month because they may need replacing. If the furnace operates efficiently, money is saved because you will not need to buy a ton of replacement filters.

Inspect the burner for issues; there should not be an obstructions. If there is a clog, your furnace will not heat the home properly. Check the blower; it should be free of debris. If it is noisy or does not operated effectively, the device must be oiled.

Inspect the heating ducts for leaks and repair them. A leak causes a huge loss of heat if it is not repaired. Ducts also must be properly insulated. If the furnace has no issues; however, it loses heat through the ducts, the home will not be warm during the winter.

The chimney should also be inspected to reduce fire hazards. Soot build up in the chimney can cause a fire. Hire a professional for this maintenance task.

The vents should be examined because they must be opened; plants or furniture should not cover the vents. If the vents are obstructed, the area will not heat efficiently. Also, check the thermostat to ensure it operates properly.

If your heating system is older, upgrading to a new heating system is recommended. Newer heating systems are more efficient, and they have a humidity level feature. They also use less energy when compared to older units.

Inspecting your heating system before the winter is highly recommended. Prepare your unit for the winter to avoid cold nights repairing the unit.

Is the heating system in your Aurora home acting up? Call us at (630) 557-1517 and schedule a service call today!