Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. That means in a few short weeks, there won’t be anything holiday-related to look forward to. No presents, no fruit cakes, no New Year’s Eve parties. Just several more months of cold winter weather.
So why not spend 2 minutes reading this blog to make sure you’ve done everything you can to get your furnace ready for the long, chilly winter ahead? From scheduling maintenance to changing the air filter, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your furnace runs uninterrupted and avoids the need for furnace service in Middletown, NY.
1. Schedule Heating Maintenance
What do a boiler, heat pump, furnace, and air conditioner have in common? They all need regular maintenance to run at their best! The best way to make sure your heating system makes it through the heating season without any interruption in service is to schedule maintenance.
You may be thinking that maintenance can only be scheduled before the heating season starts. That’s not true! Maintenance is beneficial any time of year. It’s always “better late than never” when it comes to furnace tune-ups.
2. Change the Air Filter
Your furnace will be working hard to keep your home warm during our cold winter months. In order to run at its best, it needs clean and clear airflow. That’s where the air filter comes in. This essential component keeps the interior of a furnace clean and free from dust and debris. A clogged and dirty air filter will impede its functionality.
You should change your air filter every 1-2 months. How do you know when it should be changed? Just pull it out and compare it to a clean one. If you notice a visible difference, it’s time to change it.
3. Check Your Ductwork
You might be thinking, “How do I check my ductwork when it’s behind floor or ceiling?” Well, what we really mean by this is that you should have us check your ductwork. In fact, we’re certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) which means we’re the top choice among contractors for ductwork problems!
Leaky ductwork becomes apparent through cold spots in rooms, rooms that seem colder than others, and heating bills that seem higher than they should be. A well-sealed ductwork system is one that fully supports your furnace. It really is that important so give us a call if anything seems amiss!
4. Know the Signs of Trouble
It’s important to know the signs of a furnace that’s starting to struggle. The quicker you call for furnace service when your furnace starts acting up, hopefully, the easier the repair will be.
Signs of a struggling furnace include unusual sounds and smells, a lack of hot air, low airflow, short cycling, and high heating bills. Give us a call if your furnace experiences any of these.
Contact Quality Heating & Cooling today for furnace service in Middletown, NY. It’s not a Quality job, unless it has our Quality seal.