Heating Repair – Avoid Costs w/ These Tips
A heating repair plan is crucial to maintaining a warm and cozy home throughout the winter months, as well as cool and calm all through the summer. The extreme variations of temperatures during these two seasons can cause your heating and cooling equipment to function improperly. However, a professional heating maintenance plan will save you money. Repairs and replacements can be costly — maintaining your unit will help prevent these added costs from occurring.
A pre-winter maintenance performed by an expert HVAC technician will ensure that your heating unit is prepared for the upcoming season and safe for your family to use.
The HVAC technician will perform the following checks on your system:
1. Exterior Furnace Cleaning
Dirt and debris accumulation is typical on and around your outside unit. Dust and insects, as well as all other debris will be removed by the technician.
2. Leakage Inspection
The technician will verify that there are no gas leaks and may suggest that you purchase a co2 detector to alert you of any possible leakages.
3. Install New Air Filters
New air filters will ensure that the heating system is working efficiently. A new filter should be replaced every three months and a professional will install a quality air filter for you before the winter.
Furnace burners that are coated with dust, soot and debris will reduce the effectiveness of the unit, and will shorten the life of the system. A technician will remove all burners and inspect and clean them for you.
5. Verify Clear Vent Lines
The professional will ensure that all vent lines are clear and unclogged and safe to use. Carbon monoxide poisoning is life threatening when your heating system / furnace vent lines are clogged. The technician will inspect all lines and eliminate any blockages. They will have the proper equipment to safely remove and obstructions.
6. Tighten & Secure all Electrical Components
It is imperative that a professional verify that all electrical connections and components are tightly secured in regards to your heating system. They will check for and replace any frayed or burned wires to ensure safety for you and your family.
7. HVAC Repair & Replacement
Even a professionally maintained HVAC system may need repair or replacement. A new system may be needed to ensure you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The newer system will also use much less energy and cut your cost tremendously.
A professional HVAC service company uses certified technicians to guarantee the highest quality of service. It can be unsafe for homeowners to tackles a pre-winter checkup alone. Save time and money with a maintenance plan and be safe.
It is time to prepare your HVAC system for the winter! Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling today at (208) 466-9447 for our professional heating repair services in the Boise area.