Now that winter is just around the corner, your heating system is about to see more use. Before temperatures start dropping, however, it’s best to take the opportunity to have an HVAC company tune up your heater and get it ready for the changing season. There are many advantages to scheduling a professional inspection and service visit before winter, and improving the energy efficiency of your home is only the tip of the iceberg.
What benefits can you expect from prepping your heater for winter? Let our HVAC specialists at ACS explain this crucial step, as well as share a few ways to help you save on your heating bills this season.
On its own, your HVAC system can function quite well for the duration of its life. However, with proper, routine heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance, you can easily add a few extra years to its life span. Tune-ups and inspections are best performed before seasonal changes, particularly at the start of summer and winter when heavy usage is imminent.
Keeping It Clean
Believe it or not, clutter can have a detrimental effect on the performance of your HVAC system. For air-source heat pumps and centralized air conditioners, make sure that you clear away any fallen leaves and debris from around the outdoor unit. For furnaces, keep the actual unit free of dust and dirt. Additionally, change the filters once every 90 days or as often as needed, depending on how much pollution is in your area.
Trust the Professionals
All cooling and heater repair and maintenance services should only be done by a licensed professional. They’ll be able to keep your systems running at optimal efficiency and can detect potential energy-wasting problems before they worsen, and sometimes even before they occur!
Let Us Help You With All Your HVAC Needs
At ACS, our experienced HVAC contractors are more than happy to help you find energy-efficient solutions for your heating system this winter. Give us a call at (925) 676-2103 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and service visit. We also provide free estimates on new installations.