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A Guide to Heater Maintenance in the Winter

A Guide to Heater Maintenance in the Winter

During the winter, your heating system is going to be under a great deal of stress. Not only should you prepare for the winter months with early maintenance, but it’s also important to stay on top of heater maintenance throughout the season. 

Primarily, this means that you should stay on the lookout for any signs of damage. If you notice anything concerning, don’t wait to have your heater serviced – the last thing you want during frigid weather is an out-of-commission HVAC system. 

How to Maintain Your Heater During the Winter

There are a few key steps to winter heater maintenance. Follow them all, and it’s simple to keep your property’s heater in working order when you need it most. 

Perform a Visual Inspection

At some point, make sure to perform a visual inspection of your heating system. Ensure that all the wiring is intact; you should also check to see if there are any pests, who might chew on or damage the system’s wiring. 

As soon as you notice damaged wires, it’s important that you contact an experienced electrician. Not only does this put the functionality of your heater at risk, but it can also pose a serious safety risk. 

Clean Your Heater

It’s a great idea to clean your heater. Wipe down the system and make sure you’re keeping it clear of debris or dust. If you own a vacuum with a long nozzle, this can even be used to clean harder-to-reach regions of your heater, including the fan blower. You can then adjust your dampers, clean the vents, and replace dirty filters.

Listen in to Your Heater

Try to remain conscious of whether your heating system is making strange noises. Odd sounds can point to a problem with your home’s heater and acting quickly can stop it from developing into a more serious situation. 

R. Poust, Inc. Keeps Heaters in Working Order

If you’re a northern New Jersey resident looking to keep your heater in top shape this winter, the team at R. Poust, Inc. can help you out. To get in touch with us, simply fill out the form on our website.

We offer free estimates for all new and replacement heating & cooling equipment.