Winter is here and you have been postponing checking the heating
You don’t want to wake up one day and find its freezing outside and your heating system is not working. Here are a few things you should consider doing before the Winter season is here:
First, ensure that you clear all the obstacles in the heating vents so that air can flow freely since blocking the vents decreases the systems efficiency and life span.
Clear Debris or Leaves
Clear debris or leaves that maybe accumulating in the outside condensing unit this can be done by using a hose at the highest pressure to clean the fan blades and condensing coils. You should consider covering the condensing unit although it is made for the outside; a breathable waterproof cloth extends the life and proper performance of the unit as well.
Replace the air filter; the air filter should be changed regularly since clogging will lead to your system overworking leading to paying more but not really enjoying the benefits. It is easy to replace the filter, just follow the steps or, you can call heating repair services in Rocklin or Roseville, CA.
Check your thermostat- If it uses batteries, change the batteries. If not, ensure the clock is set properly to save on costs during the daytime. Test run it: Turn it to heat mode and set it for testing and, if warm air is coming through within a few minutes, then you should turn it back to the normal setting. If the thermostat is not working properly it is time to call the heating repair services in Rocklin or Roseville.
Always ensure that you check for carbon monoxide leaks. If the alarm is battery operated then change the batteries. You can also buy a test badge and place it in a room where the heating system is and follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Where you use propane or oil furnace, make sure the fuel storage tank is filled. You do not want to wake up and realize there is no fuel and you can’t move because of the snow.
Seal any air leaks in your home as these leaks will only lead to wasted energy.