As the aspens, larch, and cottonwoods of Fall become a splendid gold, it reminds us that the cold is just around the corner and it’s time to prepare your system for the winter heating season.
Below are a few helpful Fall HVAC Tips:
Furnace Filter Check-up and Replacement – This simple task is the easiest preventative maintenance item to do, and it will improve and prevent the following:
- Improve system efficiency
- Prevent system failure
- Prevent expensive “avoidable” emergency repairs
- Lower monthly energy bills
Thermostat Check - If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, we can help with that, this gives you the ability to have pre-set temperature depending on the time of day. If you do have one, make sure that it is programed for maximum efficiency during the times the house is empty, and no one is home.
Protect Against Possible HVAC Fire – A crowded furnace can cause your HVAC system to catch on fire…or worse! Inspect around your furnace for items such as boxes, crates, papers, cleaning supplies or any other flammable materials that can pose a fire risk to your home. If you have a heat pump with an outdoor unit, remove - grass clippings, leaves, trash or any other debris around it. There should be at least 3-feet of cleared space around the unit to avoid a fire hazard.
Tune-Up Time - A Fall tune-up is the easiest way to identify and avoid potential problems with your system and ensure it is running a peak efficiency. When the pros at CENTRAL provide a tune-up, they will check for reliable, efficient and safe operation of all HVAC equipment. When your heating system is clean and well-adjusted, it will save you money on fuel and prolong your furnace’s life.
Time for a New System? – If your HVAC system is 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider replacing your current unit. Newer high-efficiency units can improve the overall performance of your system and save up to 20% on heating costs.
It’s important to hire a properly licensed and well-trained professional to keep your furnace in tiptop shape. Trust the pros at CENTRAL to get your system prepared for the winter ahead
At Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical your ‘COMFORT’ and SAFETY is always our CENTRAL concern! We are here for you 24/7! For all your heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and drain cleaning needs. Call us today at: 406-756-6656.
***We service Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Polson, Lakeside, Somers or anywhere in the surrounding Flathead.