As winter fast approaches, it’s time to switch your HVAC system over to the heat setting. Check the following list to help ensure that your furnace is ready for the coming winter.
Turn on the Thermostat
When turning on the thermostat, switch from cooling to heating and then set the temperature a few degrees higher than the current room temperature. In the case that you don’t hear the heat kick on within a minute, you can pull off the cover and check to see if the wire connections are secure. If the connections are snug, check to see if the HVAC system is turned on. If it still doesn’t work, you could check the system’s fan, blower, or heat pump. With that being said, your best bet is to call a professional.
Change the Air Filters
Generally speaking, you should change filters every few months. If you have a permanent electrostatic filter, you can wash and reuse it. Cleaning or replacing your filters regularly keeps particles out of your HVAC system in addition to helping prolong its life. While you’re at it, you can also set the humidistat after changing your humidifier, if your system comes with a humidifier.
Clean the Heat Exchanger
A great method of keeping your heat exchanger in good condition is cleaning the heat exchanger. Overall, a heat exchanger should be brushed and vacuumed out yearly by a trained professional while the unit is disabled. When you contact our system technicians, you’ll have your heat exchanger checked for any cracks that could potentially result in dangerous carbon monoxide leaks into your home.
For more information on our heating repair services and tips, contact Houston Admiral at your earliest convenience. You can reach us by calling (281) 876-9400. Overall, maintaining your heating system in good condition is a great way of making sure you can save tons of money.