Keep Warm This Winter: How To Prepare Your Heater
Even here in the South, Texas winters can be brutal. So it’s important to make sure that your heating system is ready for cold weather. Now is the time to get ready for winter by tuning up your heater and ensuring that it is functioning at peak performance. If you have dated heating equipment or you think your current system may need to be restored back to new, then taking step to tune up your heater will give you peace of mind and a system that you can rely on when you need it most. Contact an OC technician today for an on-site appraisal of your home’s central heating. A professional will locate all issues related to your system and then give your heater the proper maintenance that it needs.
Preventative Maintenance is a Good Idea
When you consider the cost of high utility bills and even more costly repairs, preventative maintenance is the wise choice for any home owner in Texas. You need to know that your heater will keep your family warm when it counts. Preventative maintenance takes care of your system by giving you a point by point inspection and tune up of all each component of your heater. With ongoing maintenance you an keep small problems from turning into large problems and save yourself a major headache down the road.
As a homeowner it’s important to know what goes into taking care of your equipment. Any professional heating & cooling contractor should be able to perform a complete inspection and maintenance of your entire furnace system in order to guarantee that is running at high levels. So what does full furnace care entail?
- Thermostat is calibrated.
- All moving parts are properly lubricated.
- Condensation drain is inspected to make sure that it’s draining.
- All controls are checked to make sure they are operating.
- Evaporator and condenser
- Filters are changed out. We make also make recommendations as to which type of filter is best for your furnace.
- All connections are checked and tightened.
Protect Your Home Interior
Half the battle of keeping your furnace running in top condition is making sure that your home or office environment is conducive. At the top of the checklist should be adequate insulation. If you haven’t had your property inspected in a while then it’s a good idea to do a full assessment of your wall, attic, and other key areas where insulation is installed. Windows is another key element. Quality windows should provide a tight seal around the window frame without allowing any draft in or out of the building. Something else you may need to do is train everyone inside your house or office to keep the windows and doors closed and to properly manage the thermostat.