While winter isn’t here yet, it’s definitely on its way! Fall serves as a transitionary period between summer and winter. As the leaves change, the temperature drops, and holidays get in full swing, it’s up to us to make sure that our homes are warm and cozy. Are you nervous about the functionality of your heating system, since it’s been a few months since you turned it on? Then don’t worry, this blog post is for you.
When we talk about heating maintenance in Salem County, we’re usually talking about the service that we provide. Scheduling a maintenance appointment is a vital job that you should do if you’re looking to keep your heating system in good shape. However, there are other things that customers in Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, and Woodstown can do to ensure that their heating system works properly for the months ahead.
Clean Around the System
First things first, your heater has probably collected a lot of dust over the past few months. You might have even stored some luggage or boxes on top of it while you were moving things around or trying to make space. We’d recommend not putting anything on your heating system, even if it’s the middle of the summer, but what’s done is done!
Try clearing out at least two feet from your heating system so it can run with adequate room. This will ensure that it doesn’t overheat when it starts to run and it will also stop any dust or debris from going into the system and causing damage. Use a vacuum, a broom, or maybe just tidy up with some paper towels—your heating system will thank you!
Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Set Correctly
Is your thermostat still set to “cool?” Then you might want to consider changing up the thermostat settings. The thermostat represents the brain of your HVAC system and it’s going to really need to be addressed if you want your heater to work powerfully and efficiently when you turn it on. Make sure the thermostat is set to “heat” and that it’s on a good temperature setting that will keep you and your family comfortable.
Inspect Your Home for Issues
While our maintenance appointments include an inspection, we only really inspect your system and your ducts. We can’t inspect your whole home and tell you how comfortable certain areas are, That’s up to you!
Take a walk around your home when the heater turns on. Do you notice certain areas not getting any heat or that feel uncomfortable? We would like to know that information so we can take it into account when providing maintenance or scheduling repairs.
Invest in Maintenance
Maintenance is a great service if you’re looking to keep your system running longer, more effectively, and more efficiently. Our technicians specialize in adjusting the system and even repairing minor problems so you’re better off this winter. Scheduling during the fall is easy since our own schedules are more open than during summer or winter, so get in touch with a pro today!