A dip in outdoor temperatures is expected over the next few months. As you spend more time indoors, you must see to it that your furnace is in good working condition so that it can provide adequate comfort. For heating and air conditioning pros, prompt maintenance is key to ensuring an HVAC unit’s efficiency and performance.
Take a look at the checklist below to make sure your unit is properly maintained and able to provide quality performance this fall and on into the coming winter months.
Turn Off Your Furnace First
Before working on your furnace, first turn off the electrical or fuel supply. The former is usually located near the burner, while the latter is near the oil tank or the incoming gas pipe.
Do a Thorough Cleaning
Use a vacuum cleaner or broom to remove dust from around the furnace and registers to allow air to flow freely. Do the same for the burners, blower blades and heat vents. Check for any soot, which indicates poor combustion.
Heating contractors always recommend cleaning or replacing HVAC filters after a period of use. The frequency depends on the type of filter your furnace has. Change every three months if i’s a pleated or polyester filter, and monthly if you use the fiberglass type.
Check and Adjust the Thermostat
Have a look at your thermostat to see if the batteries need to be changed, and consider recalibrating it as well. To save on energy costs for the next few months, set your thermostat back seven to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for eight hours a day.
Should you run into problems with your furnace this month or beyond, there’s only one company for you to call. Anderson Refrigeration, Inc. – Heating & Cooling is your go-to contractor for your HVAC repair and replacement needs. Regardless of the issue, our expert technicians have the knowledge and expertise required to properly care for your HVAC unit.
Call us today at (575) 437-8792 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of La Luz, NM.