With the end of summer just around the corner, you should be well-prepared as you anticipate the colder temperatures. You’ll be relying on your heating system soon, but since it hasn’t been used since winter, don’t fire it up just yet. You need to make sure it’s properly tuned up and in good working order. Continue reading for a few tips to keep in mind.

HVAC Maintenance

Clean or Replace the Air Filter

Some heating systems will require a full replacement of their air filters, while others just need a thorough rinsing with a garden hose. If yours is already dirty, they must be replaced by the end of summer so that your HVAC unit runs efficiently. Otherwise, it will have to work harder because the dirty filter is hindering proper airflow. When this happens, it will consume more energy and you’ll end up with higher utility bills throughout the fall and winter seasons! With a clean air filter, you can keep your indoor air quality clean and free of outdoor pollutants. It also helps reduce your system’s energy consumption by around five to 15 percent.

Arrange a Professional Maintenance Check

This shouldn’t be skipped when preparing your heating system, and it must be done by an experienced professional technician. During their routine inspection, they’ll check for leaks and look for any signs of damage on the electrical components. They have the equipment and training to identify even the smallest issues and make the necessary repairs to ensure your system works properly during the cold months.

Clear Off Dust and Dirt

Whether you have a furnace, boiler, or heat pump installed, you probably haven’t used it since the previous winter season. If this is the case, you’ll need to clean any dust and dirt off its exterior before using it. Just be careful when cleaning the interior components of the system, as you might cause unwanted damage that can affect its performance while it is in operation.

Get your heating system ready for the fall and winter months with the help of skilled and experienced technicians at Stone Heating and Air. Count on our team to keep your home comfortable. Call us today at (541) 855-5521, or fill out our convenient online form to request a service appointment.