How to Prep Your Heating System for Winter

How to Prep Your Heating System for a Blizzard

Winter has hit, the air is turning colder and snow has also started to sneak into the predictions. It is not going be long until we have our first heavy snow storm. To combat the stress of these heavy storms, the following three tips will help you prepare your heating system and your wallet for the cold months ahead.

Maintain your HVAC system
A few preventative steps can go a long way to prepare your heating system for the cold months ahead, and insure its operational efficiency. The wisest choice is to have a qualified HVAC professional inspect your system. A qualified technician knows where to find potential issues that may lead to a system failure or safety hazard down the line.

Replace filters
Replacing your filter is an easy, inexpensive step to take to save money, extend the life of your system and improve your indoor air quality. It also decreases the amount of energy your family uses. Dirty filters can cause your system to work harder, resulting in lower efficiency and higher energy bills.

Clean your air vents and ducts
By having your air ducts cleaned regularly, you’ll help improve the indoor air quality in your home, and enhance the efficiency of your heating/cooling system. Industry standards recommend that you have your air ducts inspected every 2 years for cleanliness. Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the home owner.

P.S. Don’t forget to check and regularly change the carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Knowing that your carbon monoxide detector is working, is a serious matter.

Schedule Preventative Maintenance for Your Gas or Oil Furnace
Keeping up with preventative measures can spare you from a costly failure and keep your system running in the very best condition. Call us today 302-750-2409  to set up an appointment to have your system cleaned and inspected. A qualified service technician inspect & perform the following services on your gas or oil furnace:

  • Clean heat exchanger, burners, & chimney base
  • Check and adjust pilot operations (gas)
  • Check heat exchanger for cracks
  • Leak-test gas line from shutoff to burners
  • Replace filters, nozzles & strainers (oil)
  • Adjust burner operations
  • Check chimney operations