It’s hard to believe it’s already August! The summer months are flying by and in the blink of an eye, we’ll be switching our HVAC systems from cool to warm. BUT, this change of the seasons raises the question, is your heating system ready for the cooler weather to kick in?It’s been months since you’ve turned your heating system on! What if it’s not working? What if a cold day sneaks up on you and you’re not prepared? And is your heating system going to keep clean air inside your home?
Before the fall is upon us, it’s time to ensure your furnace can handle it. Follow these tips to ensure your furnace can keep your home warm this fall.
Furnace Tips for the Heating Seasons
1. Have Your Furnace Professional Inspected
As the seasons change, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional to come and inspect your heating system. A certified technician will check your furnace’s combustion chamber, flue pipe, oil filter, burner, and vents to ensure everything is in good working condition.
By planning in advance and having your technician come out for an inspection before the cold weather hits, you can ensure if there are any issues with your furnace, they’ll be caught up front and taken care of before you’re in need.
2. Know How to Set Your Thermostat
Just as there are tricks to keep your energy bill low during the summer months when you’re constantly running your air conditioning, there are tricks to keep the energy bill low during the fall with the heater running.
Find a comfortable temperature for your home. If you’re having to turn your thermostat up or down excessively in order to stay comfortable, there is a problem with your system that needs to be addressed immediately. Putting off maintenance could only lead to more extensive problems down the line and more expensive repairs.
3. Change Your Furnace Filter Regularly
Even though it’s cooler out, it’s still important to change your air filter regularly to keep the air quality indoors high. Air particles and contaminates still travel in the air during the fall and winter months and can get trapped indoors.
The cleaner your air filter is, the more likely it will catch any contaminates and keep them outside your home.
4. Consider Installing a New Heating System
If your furnace is over 10 years old, it’s imperative you follow tip number one as there’s a good chance it’s time to replace it. A old heating system may only use 60 percent of the available heat to warm your house, even if it’s in good working condition.
Not to mention, new high efficiency heating systems are 94 percent or higher, so by taking on the investment up front, you can keep your energy bills down for a long time.
Get Ready for the Fall with MTB Mechanical!
Ready to schedule an inspection of your heating system before the seasons change? Then it’s time to get in touch with MTB Mechanical for a heating system check-up!
MTB’s certified technicians can inspect your furnace and it’s working parts to ensure you’re ready for when the cooler weather kicks in. And if you think it’s time to talk about purchasing a new unit, MTB Mechanical can walk you through a variety of different brands and models, and even handle the installation!
Get more information today by visiting MTB Mechanical’s website or by calling 704-321-9250 to speak to a heating professional. This year, you’ll be ready for fall!
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