It’s been a long hot summer, and I’m sure most of you aren’t quite ready to start thinking about the heating season… but it is coming soon enough. The majority of people don’t check to make sure their heating system is working until they actually need it, and if there is something wrong they end up either having to wait a few days for a technician, or pay through the nose for emergency service.
We want you to be able to avoid that this year! While we have these nice days ahead of us it’s the perfect time to take these simple steps to make sure that your heating system will be good to go as the temperature begins to drop.
- Switch your thermostat to heat and turn up the temperature several degrees above the current temp
- Let the system run for about 15 minutes
- After 15 minutes, go to a vent and make sure that the air coming out is still warm
- If the air coming out of the vents is warm, you should be good to go for the start of the season.
- If it’s not blowing warm air, one simple thing you can check is the circuit breaker switch in your electrical panel.
- If a breaker has been tripped, simply switch it back and run the test again and make sure it stays running.
- if all of the breakers are fine, we would highly recommend getting it checked out now to avoid the rush.
Faulty furnaces can be VERY dangerous and even fatal, so please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or to schedule an appointment. You can reach us in the Charlotte and Rockhill ares at 803-740-1241 or the Raleigh / Durham area at 919-521-5657, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use our online scheduler below
Here are a few other things to think
about this time of year.
- Fall is allergy season here in the Carolinas, so don’t forget to change those filters!
- Not only will a clean filter help catch more of the allergens before they circulate through your home, but this time of year the filters have a higher tendency to “clog up” which can cause damage to your HVAC system.
- As many of you probably already know, the winter season will really dry out your home.
Those dry conditions will:
- Make our noses burn or bleed
- Create static electricity which will shock you when we touch door knobs
- Cause dry and/or cracking skin.
- Lead to furniture and hardwood floors cracking and separating