Are you currently enjoying the summer weather, spending time at the beach, grilling, or doing other summer activities? Is the last thing that you want to think about the arrival of winter and cold temperatures? But as much as you're enjoying the summer, now is the best time for you to start getting ready for the arrival of winter. By the time cool weather arrives, you'll be ready and shouldn't be caught unprepared for any unseasonably cold weather that might occur. Some things that you should do as soon as possible include:
Replace filters: If you didn't replace the filters in your heating system before shutting everything down in the spring, now is a good time to do so. You may also want to vacuum out any dust that has settled in your vents. Although you should have your vents professionally cleaned out every 3-5 years, it's a good idea to vacuum any visible dust that you can see in the meantime, in order to help prevent it from entering the system. If you're not sure what type of filters you should install, either check your owner's manual or contact a local heating company to find out.
Test system: Once the filters have been replaced, it's a good idea to turn on your heating system and let it run for 5-10 minutes to ensure that it's working well. Even though it may be hot enough outside that you don't want to do this, it's a good way to ensure that everything is still functioning properly. To minimize any adverse effects on your comfort, consider turning on the heat after the sun has gone down and it has started to cool off outside. Ideally, you should repeat a similar test of the system on a monthly basis to ensure that the unit hasn't been damaged by anything since the last check.
Tune-up: While your heating system may turn on right now, there is no guarantee that it will continue to do so in the future. Even the best and most expensive system has parts that will eventually wear out or become damaged in some manner. On an annual basis, you should have a local heating company send someone out to inspect your system and to make minor adjustments as necessary. You should do this even if the heating system seemed to be functioning perfectly fine during the last test. Spending a little money on a tune-up now can help to prevent costly repairs in the near future or a premature need for a replacement system.Share
24 July 2018
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