It’s about that time of year again, the time to get your HVAC system ready for winter. With a little help from Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling, though, it’s sure to be easier than ever this year. Simply read through our helpful HVAC maintenance tips below, and you’ll be good to go!
Check Your Thermostat
The first thing you want to do is look at your thermostat. If it uses batteries, replace them. Turn the furnace and AC on one at a time, and make sure you can hear your unit turn on and off. If you really want to go a step further to protect your property this winter, you can even consider upgrading to a newer, smarter thermostat for automatic heating and cooling.
Replace Your Filter
The next thing you want to do is change your air filter. A dirty, clogged air filter can degrade your air quality as well as your HVAC unit as a whole, leading to frequent repairs and other serious problems. A fresh air filter will maximize your airflow, keep your unit running smoothly, and ensure your air quality is at its best!
Clean All Your Coils & Other Components
A furnace’s heat burners, heat coils, chimneys, air ducts, and other components can get a buildup of dust and grime over time. If left to worsen, this can lead to significant problems with your unit’s overall efficiency and functionality. At the start of every season, you should ensure all parts of your furnace are clean and free of debris or other contaminants that can hinder your system’s performance and impact your air quality.
Lubricate All Moving Parts
Like any machine, your furnace has a lot of moving parts that will eventually wear down over time. One way to prolong the life of your unit and these individual moving parts is to make sure they are properly lubricated. Ensuring your belt pulleys, blower motor, condenser motor, and fan are all properly lubricated can dramatically extend the life of your HVAC system.
Check/Relight Your Pilot Light
A furnace that still has a pilot light will not turn on or function effectively without it lit. So, make sure after you’re all done cleaning and lubricating your furnace, you check your pilot light and relight it if necessary.
Call Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling
Think you may have found something wrong with your furnace or don’t feel comfortable messing around with its components? Don’t sweat it! Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling is here to help with all your HVAC needs throughout the year. We will have your furnace ready for winter in no time! Get ahold of our brilliant heating and cooling specialists at Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling today by calling (602) 499-7855, use the chat feature, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar.
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