As the cooler temperatures start to arrive in Arlington Heights, they serve to remind you that it is time to make sure that your heating system is ready for the winter season ahead. You want to ensure that your system will work efficiently and will keep you comfortable. You can help to improve the performance of your heating system by observing a few important steps.
Cleaning your air filter will help to ensure your heating system works efficiently. Clogged and dirty filters restrict airflow and cause the system to work harder to keep you warm. Failure to change the filter for long periods can result in unnecessary strain on the rest of the components. This leads to wear and tear and can cause breakdowns and reduce the life of your unit. Cleaning the filters is a very important part of effective system maintenance.
Calibrating the thermostat in your heating system is an adjustment that should be made for the upcoming season. Calibrating your thermostat will ensure that it reads the temperature accurately. Using a thermostat that is not calibrated will result in more or less heating than desired. When the system operates in this inefficient manner, energy is wasted, leading to increased utility bills. Your HVAC technician can perform this task as a part of routine maintenance.
The most important step that you can take in preparing your heating system is to schedule a maintenance tune-up. There are some things that you can do on your own, but having a professional inspect and clean your system is also necessary. Thoroughly inspecting and servicing the system will ensure system efficiency, as well as improve the indoor air quality. Getting your system professionally inspected will go a long way toward preventing any breakdowns during the season.
Taking the right steps to prepare you heating system for the upcoming fall and winter seasons will prevent expensive repair costs and allow you to stay warm and comfortable no matter what the weather may bring. For more ways to effectively prepare your system this season, contact Tempco Heating & Air Conditioning at (847) 670-7000.