Top Tips for Pre-Winter Heater Maintenanceby Kevin Smith Author
autumn, and that means that it's time to say goodbye to the summer heat and
welcome some cool, windy, comfortable temperatures. However, these conditions
don't last for long, and soon after comes an intense winter chill. By the time
the holidays roll around, you'll probably be using your heater nonstop.
But what if your heater isn't
ready for the winter? Several months of near-continuous operation is a lot to
put any appliance through, especially a heater that's several years old.
Experts in HVAC repair in Atlanta recommend that you conduct a pre-winter
maintenance check. These are some expert tips from real technicians on how to
make sure your heater is completely ready for its winter labor.
Check the Thermostat
Your thermostat isn't perfect,
even though you might not expect it to need attention. It's more complex than
it looks, and can actually develop some unusual issues. For instance, it may
perform incorrect temperature readings, fail to communicate with your
appliances, or worse. Test its ability to turn on the heater and guide it to a
comfortably warm temperature.
Dirty air filters can block air
flow, limiting the heat that comes through your vents. Dirty filters can even
contribute to poor indoor air quality. If you have trouble accessing your
filters, feel free to contact a local technician. They'll gladly assist you.
and tune up the heater to minimize your possibility of encountering problems
during the winter. Keeping the system clean also makes it more efficient so you
spend less money on heating per month. You should leave this process to trained
professionals, who know how to avoid the hot or electrical components that can
be dangerous to touch.
the heater also includes a comprehensive inspection of important components
within the machine. If any parts are found have rust or other signs of damage,
a technician will recommend and can perform repairs as needed.
debris, dust, dirt, cobwebs, and other gunk from around the heater to give it a
good air supply and to prevent any possibility of pollutants entering the
heater. Flammable materials should be kept far away from a heater.
Contact a local technician
specializing in HVAC
repair in Atlanta for assistance with these pre-winter checks.
Remember that a good investment in service now saves you money and some
chilling breakdowns during the cold winter season.
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