Now that the fall season is officially here, we are seeing a dip in the temperature. While it may not be enough of a dip to start turning on the heater – it is enough to remind us of what is to come.
This is as simple as clicking your thermostat from ‘cool’ to ‘heat’ – however, in the system, there are some other things that are far more complicated.
It is important to make sure that your system is ready for making this switch and the fall season is the perfect time to get things ready.
Your heating system hasn’t been used for several months and that means that there may be some small issues that will be made bigger if left unmanaged.
Make sure to follow these few tips to get your heating system ready for the winter weather:
- Call for professional inspection. There are fluids, motors, and fans within your system that all need to be working properly to keep the system in good shape and energy-efficient. The best way to make sure that all of these things are in good working condition is to have your system professionally inspected before you turn it on this season. A small issue like a motor that is not properly lubricated can lead to major problems for your heating system.
- Check the weather stripping and caulking around your windows and doors to make sure everything is as it should be. The weather stripping and caulking are the first things that block the cold air from coming inside of your home. If your insulation isn’t in good condition, the cold air will come in and your heating system will have to work that much harder to keep the house cool.
- Replace the air filter in your system. The air filter is designed to trap particles that are flying around the air. During the summer months, those particles are a’plenty with things like pollen. So, putting in a fresh, clean filter is important to keeping your heating system in top condition. If the filter is dirty, then the motor and fan have to work that much harder to push the heated air out into your home.
The winter months are just around the corner and that means a switch from using the air conditioner to using the heater instead. Make sure that your heating system is up for the change!