Is Your Heating System Ready for Winter?
School is back in session, leaves are starting to change, and menus are filled with pumpkin spice everything. Do these cooler mornings have you reaching for the thermostat to switch your heat on? If so, now is the best time to make sure your heating system is ready for a long New England winter!
Here is a pre-heating season check list to ensure your home is ready-
Turn up your thermostats
Waiting until the last minute to turn up your thermostats can be troublesome if it’s already cold and the heat doesn’t’ turn on. It’s a good idea to try it now, just simply turn up your thermostat and listen, wait a few minutes and feel your baseboard or air duct to make sure they feel warm. If you don’t hear or feel anything give us a call to schedule a non-emergency service call.
Change your air filters
If you have a furnace, changing your air filters regularly help to keep your system working as it should and can prolong the life of your unit. Changing your air filters is very simple but important, as it improves the air quality of your home and increase air flow.
Check your tune-up records
It’s important to make sure you hire a HVAC professional regularly to inspect and clean your heating unit ensuring it’s running as efficiently as possible for the upcoming heating system. Our experienced technicians check the function of the ignitors and motors as well as replace the nozzle, filter, and strainer in your oil heated system. If you have a propane heating system, our technicians will make sure all condensate lines are clear of debris and flowing away from the unit preserving the longevity of your system.
Prepare your vents and registers
The best way you can make sure your house heats up to your liking is to take a few moments to check to make sure the air ducts or baseboards in your home aren’t blocked or covered by rugs and furniture. Double checking your baseboards are all in the open position and vacuuming over your vents and baseboard to clean it of any dust and debris will help with the air flow.
Check your tanks
Both propane and oil are stored at your home in tanks. Check to make sure these tanks are clear of clutter and vegetation so our fuel delivery drivers can easily find and fill your tank. You should also check your tank gauge and give us a call if you need your pre-season fill up!