To Start Thinking About Heating Your Home

Even though fall is barely on the horizon, it’s not too early to start thinking about heating your home within the next few months. To get your heating system ready for the cooler temperatures ahead, one of the best things you can do is schedule a preventative maintenance appointment.

During a maintenance appointment, one of the things a service tech can do is identify common issues with your system. For example, they should be able to tell if:

  • Your ductwork is loose due to normal thermal contraction and expansion
  • Your blower motor bearings need additional lubrication
  • Your blower fan blades need to have dust removed from them
  • Your air filter needs to be replaced

During a maintenance appointment, the service tech can also identify and fix minor problems, such as:

  • A loose blower belt
  • A loose wiring harness
  • Improperly firing burners

There are several benefits that come from having your heating system inspected before it gets cool in the fall. For example, you can be sure your system will actually turn on when you use it for the first time and that it will function like it should from that point forward. Regular heating maintenance can also help you save on energy costs because your system will operate as efficiently as possible.