With the average daily temperatures reaching as high as 88oF here in Georgia (100oF in some areas, particularly Phoenix and Las Vegas), it is so easy for people to put their heater in the back of their minds. Winter is still a few months away so why worry about it now? You can always put it off for later, right? There is still enough time for you to ensure that your furnace is doing great. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but if you want to avoid any unpleasant surprises, you need to have your furnace inspected well before winter arrives. Just because you haven’t used it for several months doesn’t mean that nothing can go wrong. In fact, your heater is more likely to underperform when you turn it on for the first time at the start of the winter season. You wouldn’t want to find out that your heater is not working when the first cold day hits, would you?
Preparing Your Heating System for Winter
Change your filters. Some experts recommend changing your air filters once every month while others suggest you do it once every 3 months. To be on the safe side, check on it every 30 days to see if it needs to be replaced. You can stock up on air filters during the warmer months so you can easily change your filters whenever they get dirty.
Keep it clear. Remove items stored near or around the furnace, particularly those that catch fire easily, and make sure that your air ducts and vents are free from any obstructions to promote proper airflow.
Fill your gas furnace during the warmer months. Gas is cheaper during these times so you can save a lot of money by filling it up before the winter.
Call an HVAC professional. This is the best time to call an HVAC professional for routine maintenance. Aside from inspecting your furnace, they will also change the filter, check for leaks, clean the ducts, and ensure everything is in great working condition.
Professional HVAC Services in Georgia
Don’t wait for winter to have your heater inspected. Call Comfort Atlanta at (770) 568-1343 to get your questions answered or to get a free estimate today. We offer top notch service and provide the most competitive rates for HVAC system maintenance in Alpharetta, GA and neighboring counties so you can stay comfortable all year round.