If you recently bought a new home for the first time, congratulations! Buying a home is a great investment, and we know that you want to take excellent care of that investment. One way you can do this is by prioritizing heater maintenance this winter season and every winter season ahead.
You can stay ahead of heater repair in Longmont by scheduling a heater maintenance appointment even if you don’t think anything is wrong with your heating system. You can keep reading to learn more about how to take care of your heater and why heating maintenance is an excellent way to prevent your heater from breaking down or facing extensive repair needs.
Change the Air Filter
One of the easiest yet also most important tasks you can complete is changing out the air filter on time for your heater. There are a variety of different filters on the market that are rated to last anywhere from 1-3 months. Most of them are disposable, although you can also purchase an air filter that you clean and re-install each month.
Either way, make sure that you are either replacing or cleaning your air filter within the expected time frame. Otherwise, the air filter can get clogged with dust and dirt particles, blocking airflow and putting your heater at risk of overheating.
Check the Exhaust Vent
Your heater has an exhaust vent that leads outside of your home to channel dirty air away so it does not mix in with clean air. If the exhaust vent is blocked, exhaust may back up into the heater and release back into your home, mixing in with clean air. If you have a gas furnace, you’re also risking carbon monoxide mixing in with your clean air. This can pose health hazards for your family and is also detrimental to your heater.
Monitor Changes in Operation
Your heater is largely a set-it-and-forget-it appliance. You select a temperature for heating your home and don’t have to do much else as far as operation goes. But we encourage you to become familiar with how your heater operates so you can identify any unusual changes that might point to problems.
For example, if your heater begins to make unusual noises, produce bad odors, or turn on and off frequently, something is wrong. When anything unusual happens, you need to schedule a service appointment to stay ahead of a heater breakdown.
Preventative action is even better than being reactive when something bad does happen. When you schedule annual maintenance for your heater, it gives our team an opportunity to check your heater inside and out to make sure it is working the way it should. We can address any small problems and make tweaks to the system so your heater is always working the best that it can.
Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for heating maintenance.