Even if you’re not a licensed heating expert, there are still things you can do to better your furnace. One single maintenance check can extend the system’s lifespan, improve efficiency, and help avoid the need to make repeating calls for repairs down the line. Additionally, these actions can help keep your home safe while also lowering the risk of carbon monoxide exposure. Here are some helpful heating maintenance tips:
Furnace Air Filters
Your air filters will need to be changed on a frequent basis. Otherwise, the furnace will be blocked with dirt and debris, which will cause disruptions in the airflow. Additionally, blocked filters make heating systems work harder than they have to, consequently making them consume more energy to provide you with warm air, resulting in long-term energy costs. We recommend changing your air filters at least once a month during fall and winter to ensure the premium heating and air.
Calibrating Your Thermostat
The thermostat in your home is responsible for setting the correct temperature in your home. In some instances, a thermostat may get to a point where it is unable to create a balanced temperature, even if your heating system is still working. When you find yourself in this situation, contact Houston Admiral. Our experienced technicians are able to calibrate the thermostat for you. Alternatively, you can install a programmable thermostat, which will give you more control over the temperature in your home.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Testing
When ensuring heating safety, one of the most important things to do is testing the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is especially true when a furnace is leaking smoke or gas. Annual testing will let you know if you need to replace batteries or if you need to replace the detectors completely.
If you need more information regarding heaters and repair services, contact the experts at Houston Admiral. You can reach us by calling (281) 876-9400 or visiting our website for more information on our heating repair services.