Why Regular Heating Maintenance Is Important
- Energy efficiency: A well-maintained heating system operates at its peak efficiency, consuming less energy than faulty or under-serviced heaters and keeping utility bills low. Ensuring your system is clean and functioning optimally can save money and reduce your carbon footprint over time.
- Enhanced comfort: Routine maintenance ensures that your system distributes warmth evenly throughout your home, eliminating cold spots and maintaining a consistent temperature. This keeps you and your family comfortable and contributes to an overall healthier living environment.
- Prolonged equipment lifespan: Regular maintenance can extend the life of your heating system by preventing wear and tear on essential components. By scheduling routine checkups and addressing minor issues before they become significant problems, you can protect your investment and avoid costly replacements.
- Improved air quality: A poorly maintained heater can circulate airborne contaminants throughout your home. Keeping your system clean and well-maintained will promote better indoor air quality and create a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.
- Safety: Neglected heating systems can pose safety risks, such as carbon monoxide leaks or even fires. Regular maintenance checks ensure that your system operates safely, providing peace of mind.
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First, locate the filter compartment on your heating unit – it is usually found near the return air duct or the blower. Before proceeding, turn off the power as a safety precaution. Open the compartment and carefully remove the old filter, noting its size and orientation. Knowing the correct size is crucial when purchasing a replacement filter, as you will need to find a replacement of the same size.
If your heating system uses disposable filters, discard the old filter. If it uses a reusable filter, wash it with warm water. If the filter holds any stubborn grime, use a soft bristle brush and mild dish detergent and scrub the affected areas gently. After that, rinse the filter with water and put it aside to dry.
Next, install the new filter, ensuring it’s facing the right direction (the arrows on the filter’s frame should point toward the unit). Secure the filter in place and close the compartment. Finally, turn the power back on and verify that the unit functions correctly. We recommend changing your heating unit’s filter every 30-90 days, depending on the specific filter type and your household’s needs. Regularly replacing filters will contribute to a more efficient heating system and enhanced indoor air quality.
What to Expect During a Maintenance Visit
During a heater maintenance visit from Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Service, our professional technicians perform a comprehensive inspection and tune-up to ensure your heating system is in good working order.
Here’s a list of what you can expect during a typical maintenance visit:
- Visual inspection: Our technician will inspect your heating system for any signs of wear, damage, or potential issues.
- Component cleaning: Vital parts of the heating system, such as burners, heat exchangers, and blower components, will be cleaned to remove dust and debris.
- Lubrication: Moving parts within the heating system will be lubricated to reduce friction and prevent wear.
- Safety control testing: Our technician will test all safety controls, including limit switches and pressure switches, to ensure they function correctly.
- Electrical connections check: Our technician will inspect and tighten any loose electrical connections to ensure safe and efficient operation.
- Thermostat calibration: The thermostat will be checked for proper calibration, ensuring accurate temperature readings and optimal system performance.
- System performance evaluation: Finally, our technician will assess the overall performance of your heating system, making any necessary adjustments and providing recommendations for further improvements if needed.
Regular heater maintenance visits with Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Service allow our team to keep your heating system operating at peak efficiency and extend its lifespan.
Call Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Service Today
Don’t wait until your heating system completely breaks down to get it checked. Regular maintenance by Pro-Tech can help prolong the life of your system and keep your home and family warm throughout the winter months.
For heating maintenance in Orlando, call us at (877) 416-4727 or contact us online.