Can maintenance agreements help keep you warm this fall? Autumn is here and with it come the first days of using your heating system. Instead of dealing with common heating problems, use these four tips to prevent them.
Tip #1: Change the Air Filter
A dirty or clogged air filter is one of the most common reasons for heating system issues. When the air can’t flow freely through the filter, the HVAC unit must work overtime to do the same job. Not only does this increase your utility bills, but it can lead to poor heating in your home and damage to your heating equipment.
Tip #2: Test Your Thermostat
A common problem with temperature in the fall and winter doesn’t lie in the heating system itself. Often the problem is in the thermostat. Testing the thermostat before turning your system to heat can help identify issues before you need the heater to warm up your house.
Tip #3: Check the Pilot Light
If your furnace uses a pilot light for ignition, fall is a good time to check it. Ensuring the pilot light is not out that it’s functioning properly can help prevent a cold house on a chilly fall day.
Tip #4: Invest in Fall Maintenance
Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is good for many reasons. It can identify small issues that your technician can repair on the spot before they become costly problems. Maintenance also helps your system run more efficiently and more effectively as well as preventing avoidable breakdowns.
Are you up for preventing heating problems this fall? Turn to the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc. for the right maintenance agreement to take care of your HVAC system.