Before the weather gets any colder and Halloween zips past you, ask yourself if your heater is ready to take on the change in seasons. It’s likely that it hasn’t done much work during the summer, and so when the fall cold snap hits, it may face trouble giving you the heat level you want. Here are three important tasks you should get done before the cold months arrive. If you need help with heating services in Prospect, KY, AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning has the experience and training to give you top-quality service.
Change your air filters: The air filter in your furnace or heat pump is a crucial part of making the system work effectively. The filter traps dust, dirt, and other debris before they can reach the interior of the heater and hurt its components. A dust-choked filter will also lead to lowering your air quality and a restricted air flow for the heater. You should change the filter once a month during the heating season, and make sure you get the filter changed before the season starts.
Give the heater a trial run: Before that first cold day, you should know if your heater has any operating deficiencies—or if it will turn on at all! Pick a warm day and give the heater a trial session to flush out any problems that need repairs. Aside from checking to see that the heater will turn on, look out for odd noises, unusual smells, poor airflow, or weakened heating power. Get any necessary repairs done before that first day of real cold.
Schedule regular maintenance: Your heating system, like your car, needs to get regular tune-ups so it runs its best and won’t break down unexpectedly. We recommend an annual maintenance visit for your heater, and fall is the best time to get it done. You’ll end up with a heater running at peak efficiency and with few repair worries for the next year.
No matter the precautions you take, you may still run into the need for heater repair during the fall. If that happens, call on AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for any Prospect, KY heating troubles: we offer a “Fixed Right or It’s FREE!”™ guarantee to put you at ease. We perform excellent maintenance as well, so call us today to get started.