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What Should I Do to Prepare My Heating System for Winter?

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Maintenance agreements can actually help you get ready for winter without all the stress.

Maintenance agreements could be your new best friend. Okay, maybe not your best friend, but they can help you prep your home for winter-- no muss, no fuss. How? By making sure your heating system is ready for heating season. Here’s the lowdown.

Why Do I Need Heating System Maintenance?

The best way to get your HVAC system ready for winter is with annual maintenance. When summer is over and cooling season has come to an end, it’s easy to just reset the thermostat and let the heating begin. But before you do, get your system serviced.

The primary reasons for system maintenance between summer and winter are to check for issues, clean and adjust the components, and lubricate the moving parts. During this process, your technician can easily identify any issues that need to be fixed and any small problems that have the potential to become big and costly ones. Heating system maintenance helps keep your system running smoothly and helps prevent breakdowns that could cost you a pretty penny down the road or leave you heatless in the middle of a cold winter night.

What Needs to Be Done During Heating System Maintenance?

There is a list of basics that gets covered during preventative maintenance before winter. Here’s some of what gets checked:

  • Check, test, and calibrate the thermostat
  • Lubricate the moving parts
  • Inspect the exhaust vents
  • Check all connections and electrical wiring
  • Inspect ventilation system
  • Measure temperature differential
  • Check burner assembly
  • Clean and inspect heat exchangers
  • Inspect blower motor
  • Clean exterior

Now that you know what needs to be done, it’s time to make an appointment. For all the information you need on how maintenance agreements can take care of your annual heating system maintenance, contact the pros at H.H. Hovey now.

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