Have Your Heating System Checked Out Before Winter Sets In

Trees have started shedding red and gold leaves that signal an annual color explosion experienced every fall. This color cavalcade also signals the soon-to-arrive onset of winter months and Carolinians know the temperatures are soon to drop. Are you ready for winter? Charlotte Comfort advises that all Carolinians get their heating systems checked out at least one month prior to the beginning of cold weather months. The last thing you want are shivering surprises when the thermometer dips low one night and no heat responds. Avail yourself of a basic heating system check-up.

Look to an Experienced Technician

An experienced HVAC technician has the training and skills to conduct a thorough inspection of a Charlotte heating system to determine if it is working correctly and will be reliable during the oncoming winter months. Basic service will include blower cleaning that will remove dirt build-up that could cause a problem. The technician will oil all necessary parts to make sure these move freely. Furthermore, most basic inspections include duct examination checking furnace connections looking for leaks. Any found will be immediately repaired. The heating expert will make several tests before the check-up is completed making sure the system operates effectively and detecting if any carbon monoxide leaks are present needing immediate attention. A service-oriented technician will also make a roof vent examination to be sure it is not clogged and if so will remove any blocking debris.

Add a Programmable Thermostat

Whenever scheduling a system check-up, the time presents itself for considering adding a programmable thermostat. This allows users to ensure that proper heating temperatures are maintained throughout the home during all hours.

Filtering is a Key Activity

Once pre-winter system service has been completed, obtain a season’s supply of quality furnace or HVAC filters. Make sure to change these filters a minimum of monthly. Typically homes are closed up tightly during winter months where such things as pet hair and dust easily accumulate quite quickly on filters. It is also a good idea to clean off any vent covers periodically.

A professional pre-winter heating system inspection is the best policy making sure you and your loved ones remain warm and comfortable during the cool Carolina winter months.