Your heating system, whether it’s a furnace, heat pump or gas-fired space heater, keeps your living space warm and comfortable by providing much-needed heat during the winter months. In order for the equipment to continue running as efficiently as possible, it’s essential that you perform routine maintenance.
Here our Premier Comfort AC and heater technicians share simple steps to take care of your HVAC system this winter.
Change the air filter. One of the easiest ways to maintain the health of your heating system is to regularly change the air filter. A clogged filter will force your unit to work harder to supply heat to your home, which puts unnecessary strain on your unit. Generally, one- to two-inch filters should be replaced every one to three months. For three- to four-inch filters, replace them every six to nine months.
Move items that are near the heating system. If you have items sitting near your furnace or heat pump, remove the clutter to make the maintenance procedure faster and easier. Furniture in front of a vent will also prevent the conditioned air from spreading evenly throughout the room. Moreover, according to heating and cooling experts, any flammable household items near the heating system can be a fire hazard — something no homeowner wants to deal with in their lifetime.
Schedule a maintenance visit. Before freezing weather completely settles in, schedule an inspection and tune-up service with a local technician. A professional can find and fix potential issues, like frequent cycling and carbon monoxide leaks. This minimizes the chance of system breakdowns and keeps you and your family safe.
You can count on Premier Comfort for top-quality HVAC services, including furnace maintenance, air conditioner repair and Bryant Housewise thermostat installation. Schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (303) 916-6773, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Brighton, CO, and nearby areas.