Heater Maintenance for the Fall

Heater Maintenance for the Fall – I know – we don’t really use our heaters very much in San Antonio so why should I care? Well – on the days when the temperature dips below 32 then you’ll be glad your heater is working.

So – It’s just about time to store those portable fans and pull out your cozy blankets! It’s still a little warm and humid. It seems like this time last year, we had some cool days already??

With summer coming to an end, cold weather is knocking at the door. Make sure your family has a warm, safe place to come in from the cold by preparing your heater for the winter.

First – Clean or replace air filters – Depending on the type of filter you use, you should replace the filter every 1 to 3 months. The filters capture dirt and other airborne particles during the intake of air and if they’re not maintained, they can clog, taking longer to heat your home and potentially raising your energy bill. Worst case – dirty filters can damage your heating and air conditioning system.

Get your ducts in a row – Ductwork with holes or other damages can cause the furnace to work harder than usual. Replace all damaged and collapsed ductwork and make sure all the vents are clean with no obstructions that could prevent airflow. You can call a professional for assistance with this. Let us know if you need a referral.

Test your thermostat – Make sure your thermostat starts up properly at the temperature you have set for it. The optimum comfortable room temperature ranges from 68° to 76° F (20° to 24° C).

By the way – City Public Service has programs to replace your thermostat with a more energy efficient thermostat. They installed the Nest thermostat at our house and it didn’t cost a dime. Now, we can change the temperature in the house from anywhere in the world!

Contact us if you have any questions.

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