Heating System Care Tips For Winter
Outdoor temperatures are dropping, which means we are heading into winter. Before we know it there will be snow on the ground and we’ll be counting down the days to spring.
As we enter the winter season, it’s important for you to check that your home heating system is in tip top shape and working properly so that and your family are comfortable all season long. Maintaining your heating system, whether you have a boiler or furnace, is incredibly important, as this maintenance ensures that everything is functioning the way that it should.
Keep Your Heating System In Good Shape
If you’re not sure how to go about maintaining your heating system here are five helpful tips you can follow:
- Clean your heating system
Dirt and grime can affect the functionality of many household items, including a heating system. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly deep clean your home’s heating equipment. This includes vents, which should be soaked in warm water and soap for a good cleaning.
- Monitor your filters
The filters in your HVAC system keep your heating system operating efficiently, help provide healthy air quality and decrease the amount of repairs you’re going to need on your heating system. However, if the filters are dirty your HVAC system isn’t running as smoothly as it should. Air filters should be checked on regularly, especially if your heating system is one and the same as your air conditioning system. Some air filters are washable and if this is the case they should be washed regularly. Otherwise, they should be replaced.
- Unclog furnace drains
To prevent build-up, a furnace releases moisture, which is why they are usually placed above a sink or drainage hole. It’s a good idea to routinely check this sink or drainage hold to make sure there aren’t any clogs.
- Make sure your thermostat works
You are of course going to want to make sure your thermostat is functioning properly, as a non-working thermostat isn’t good for your comfort level or your electric bills. We recommend doing a thermostat check and testing your thermostat twice a year.
- Have your heating equipment inspected
So that you can feel confident in your heating system all throughout the winter season, schedule a tune-up with JW Pierson. Our experts are here to make sure your heating equipment is working just as it should.
Taking the time to properly maintain your heating system is important, as big problems can result from a system that’s not taken care of. For example, a broken heat exchanger can result in harmful chemicals overtaking your home. You can find yourself with electrical problems if your system isn’t connected to its own circuit breaker.
If you’re in New Jersey, call us for your heating system repair needs. We are here to help!