Maintaining your heating and cooling system will help you combat unwanted costs and avoidable system failures. Of course calling for your fall tune-up is a vital step, where we come and check the gas or oil connections, your gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger, and much more, to make sure you stay comfortable year-round.
Change Your Filters
When your furnace is forced to “work harder” to pull the air through, the more it will cost you, so be sure to replace your furnace filters on a monthly basis (or as your qualified HVAC professional tells you to do, depending on the climate where you live and your system).
Check the Fireplace
Have a professional check your chimney, clean when needed, and make sure the fireplace is working as it should.
Take a Look at Your Furnace!
Make sure nothing is near the furnace that shouldn’t be, such as something that could be flammable. Give the furnace a dust if it looks like it needs one!
Ask us About Sealing & Insulating
With winter around the corner, ask us about our recommendatinos for how you can insulate and seal air leaks. Whether those air leaks be in the attic, basement, a crawlspace, or around your windows and doors, you will notice the difference with these spaces taken care of.
Check That Your Carbon Monoxide Detector is Working
When you go to change out your air filter, just add one more thing to your list—checking the CO Detector. Yes, your furnace inspection is important to make sure your heat exchanger is not leaking, and a CO Detector is not meant to replace a tune-up, but this is a safety precaution to consider.
Regular System Checkups
You knew this had to be on the list! Regular maintenance is what you must do to make sure your furnace will run optimally, and when you need it most. This will save you money due to reduced energy requirements, keep you comfortable, and keep your intake pipe clear.
Look Outside the Home
Depending in your system, you may need to look at the exhaust and intake pipes that are on the exterior part of your home. Ask us for more information, but you want to make sure the area around these pipes are clean from debris.
When You Have a Programmable Thermostat…Use it!
Being able to control your energy means you can better control your bill each month, as well as have a better sense of the demands you are putting on your system over time. Ask us if you have more questions about how to find comfort using a programmable thermostat. During your tune-up, we will ensure your thermostat is working as it should.
Consider Your Shades
Do you close your curtains or shades during the night? Give it a try and then you can open them back up during the day.
Need more reasons to take care of your home this Fall as you prepare for winter? Here’s just a few reasons:
- You can work to reduce allergy-causing pollutants
- Ensure you don’t have carbon monoxide or gas leaks
- Ensure you don’t have any disconnected or leaky fuel lines or connections
- Ensuring your air flow is what it should be
Do your best to prevent any surprises. Call Greater Comfort to schedule a visit at your convenience 859-491-4915.