The chilly breezes that October brings signal the start of the fall season. In many homes across the country, it’s also a sign for homeowners to switch on their central heating system in preparation for the colder days ahead. Before you consider following suit, however, it’s important to make sure your heating system is in top form and ready for a full season of use.
The best way to get your home’s heating in good condition is to start the season with a timely inspection and tune-up visit from your local HVAC contractor. Let our experts at M&M Heating & Air Conditioning give you some additional maintenance tips for your heating system.
Changing the Filters
While your furnace probably didn’t get much attention over the summer, don’t power the system on without first checking its filters. Clogged filters can cause your furnace’s performance to drop, affecting your energy efficiency and possibly even creating problems that require potentially costly heating repair services. If you’re uncertain about the appropriate filter change schedule, the 30-day rule is a good rule to follow. This rule says you have to change your filters (heating or air conditioning) at least once every 30 days, but not less than once every 90 days.
Cleaning the Unit
Months without use means your heating system has mostly likely accumulated a layer of dust on its visible surfaces. Give your unit a good cleaning before you turn on the whole system to prevent any issues caused by outside contaminants. Don’t forget to clean the area around your air conditioner as well before you retire it until the next cooling season.
Check with your local HVAC company to see if they offer seasonal maintenance service for your furnace or boiler. Having this type of convenient arrangement means you don’t have to worry about keeping track of all the important maintenance tasks on your schedule.
Get Your Furnace Fall-Ready with M&M
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