With fall approaching, making sure your home remains comfy, warm, and cost-efficient is essential. Keeping your heating system in excellent working condition can save you time, money, and any heating issues this coming winter. While Service Now! Heating and Air Conditioning is always here to help you, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and tips to help you maintain your system.
Understand Your Heating System
The first step of maintaining any system is understanding how it works. Primarily, heating systems distribute heat in three ways – convection, conduction, and radiation. It’s essential to know these as they each require different maintenance methods. If you’re unsure about this, you always have the option to consult a professional.
Regular Check on Air Filters
Regularly checking your air filters should be a primary item on your heating system maintenance checklist. Dirty filters reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and may damage the system over time. To ensure your heating system’s optimal performance, it’s recommended to replace filters every 90 days.
Inspect Heating Vents and Ducts
Clean vents ensure a consistent flow of heat, making your system more efficient. Remember to clean both the inside and outside of your vents and ensure they are not blocked by furniture or any other items. Periodically, check your heating ducts for any damages or leaks. This can often be the cause of inefficient heating in homes.
Maintain Your Thermostat
A properly working thermostat is essential to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Ensure it is working correctly and consider replacing the batteries annually. You might also consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for greater control and potential energy savings.
Annual Professional Inspection
Lastly, even with best self-maintenance practices, it’s advisable to have a professional HVAC contractor inspect your heating system annually. Experts like Service Now! Heating and Air Conditioning can identify issues you may not have noticed and can address them before they grow into larger problems.
Living in Orrville, OH, North Canton, OH, Green, OH, Massillon, OH, Wooster, OH or Canton, OH and need professional assistance? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer a range of services including heating system repair, heating repair, heating installation, heating replacement, and more. Let’s ensure your home stays warm and inviting this coming winter!