Although most people put off checking their heating unit until the fall, late summer is not too early to start scheduling tune-ups and needed annual maintenance. In fact, if you were to ask any heating company they would probably say “the sooner, the better!” Plus, if you put off getting your heating unit serviced too far into the fall, you may just find yourself with a broken heater when you finally turn the switch from “on” to “off” on a chilly fall evening!
Here are some things that a heating technician will check (as well as what you should keep an eye on) during any annual check-up:
Whether or not your heating unit’s filter needs replacing.
There are plenty of articles that tell you about the importance of checking your air conditioning unit’s filter, but that does not mean you should neglect your heating unit’s filter. If you didn’t know, one of the ways to keep both units in great shape is to check and replace filters as necessary. Furthermore, filters should be replaced to ensure that your unit is as energy-efficient as it can be!
Whether the blower is in working order and the motor has enough oil.
Just like a mechanic would check the oil and belts in a car, so will a technician check the oil and belts in your heating unit. Unfortunately, belts can crack after being exposed to the elements and the motor can break if it is not operating “smoothly” with oil.
Technicians will almost always ask you if your vents are obstructed!
There is no doubt about it—if you obstruct your heating vents, the warm air will not circulate correctly. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your heating unit is adequately heating your home during the winter, moving furniture is ideal! And there is not one technician that will tell you otherwise!
If you are looking for a company to service your heater in Camden County, or would like heater service done in your South Jersey home, we are exactly who you need! Not only will our technicians make sure your heating unit is in tip-top form, but we can also winterize your AC unit!