Winter season is around the corner, and it is essential to have a reliable heater that will keep you warm all season long. Avoid the frustration of your heater not properly working by ensuring it is prepared before the cold weather rolls in. Continue reading for tips on how to prep your heater.
Replace Your HVAC Filter
Your HVAC filter collects dirt, dust, allergens, and more as the seasons progress, so it is important to replace your filter every season. If your filter becomes too congested, it will not filter your air properly, affecting the function of your heating system. To avoid sickness, head to your local home improvement store to pick up a new filter. Contact a professional if you aren’t sure how to replace your filter.
Cover Your Condenser
If you have a traditional HVAC unit, consider buying a cover for the A.C. condenser outside to prevent ice from forming around it. This can also prevent damage from snow, hail, debris, and more. However, if your HVAC unit has a heat pump instead of a condenser, do not cover it.
Prepare Vents and Registers
Dusting your vents or registers will ensure that you breathe clean air. Dusting will clear away build-up and ensure nothing is obstructing the airflow. Once your vents or registers are cleaned, you will be able to use your heater properly without triggering your allergies.
Turn Up the Thermostat
Test your thermostat to make sure your heat works properly. Turn on your thermostat and wait for a little. If you hear your HVAC unit click and warm air flows through, you are ready to go for the winter season. However, if your heat does not come on, contact Elite Plumbing and Heating to come fix the problem.
Contact Elite Plumbing and Heating Inc.
It is important to schedule a heating maintenance appointment regularly before the winter season. At Elite Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we have made it our life’s work to help our friends and neighbors stay warm and safe throughout the year. Whether you have a boiler, furnace, electric heat pump, or other heating systems, we will be there to help in your time of need. Contact us today!