Stay warm this winter with a well-maintained heating system!
Luckily winter in Texas doesn’t last long, but because it’s so short that makes it seem more intense. Now is the time to make sure that you keep your heating system cleaned and maintained. There are many reasons why your heater can malfunction, and just as many solutions. To help you know your next step here’s some advice from your local HVAC experts.
How Can You Take Proactive Measures To Protect Your Heater?
No one wants to be stuck waiting in the cold for any reason, especially in their own home. Stay vigilant when it comes to the health of your HVAC system. There are several things that you can do.
Always make sure you have the proper size of the filter and change it every three months. Keep the housing for the filter clean – the grate gets clogged up with dust quickly. Keep the vents or registers around your house clean and clear of debris.
What Professionals Look For When You Call
There are multiple signs that your unit is malfunctioning. HVAC professionals go through a checklist to make sure they implement the proper solution to your heater’s problem. They will verify if your system is in need of repair or replacement.
They start the inspection with:
- Checking the filter: the air cannot flow freely through your system if the filter is clogged.
- Inspecting the thermostat: it can need recalibration if it gets out of sync.
- Check all connections: all moving parts need to be examined, it could be as simple as a loose wire or the motor needing lubrication.
- Drain the drain: a clogged drain can cause numerous problems.
The last thing you want is to replace the whole system.
The Benefit of Changing Your Filters Regularly
Your system’s filter is like the mask for your home. It holds all those extra particles that are floating in the air keeping them from getting into you. The higher quality of filter you use the better quality of air you will get from it.
Not everyone knows that filters were originally created to keep the blower fan and furnace system clean from the return pulling stuff like hair and other dust particles into it. The filter is essentially a dust magnet protecting both sides from those tiny particles.
Your home’s air is important and without a filter or with a dirty filter your air quality will decline. Every time you leave and come home you are bringing extra contaminants with you. Your filter is what keeps those contaminants from spreading across your home.
Crossway Mechanical Is Here To Help
Crossway Mechanical has the experience to keep your heater running smoothly. They have been providing HVAC services for Katy, Houston, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Always willing to lend a hand these courteous professionals are here for you 24/7.