5 Tips to Get Your Heater Ready for Winter

Now that cooler weather has set in, the warmth and comfort of your home will be dependent on its central heating system. As such, it’s imperative to thoroughly check out your system to ensure that it is, and will remain, in good working order for the next several months.

Bounds Heating and Air, your local HVAC repair and installation pros, shares maintenance tips for getting your heating system up and running.

1. Replace Your HVAC Filter

During the fall, your filter will collect dust, dirt, allergens, dander, and more; by the end of the season, it will become congested and will be unable to filter the air as efficiently. It is important that you change your HVAC filter every season.

2. Check Your Vents & Registers

Having your vents or registers dusted before using your heater will remove any extra build-up that may result in polluting your home's air. You should also make sure nothing is blocking the airflow.

3. Test Your Thermostat

Start your inspection with a quick look at the thermostat. You’re good to go if your system runs well when you operate the controls. However, you may want to recalibrate it if it’s not adjusted. Call a NATE-certified professional to have it fixed or replaced if the heating shuts down within three minutes or less.

4. Inspect the Furnace

Upon setting the temperature, you should see the furnace producing flames. They should be blue in color with no hints of yellow or orange. Otherwise, it could be a sign of an improper mix of air and fuel. Again, contact a technician to adjust the furnace. As your experts in HVAC maintenance, we provide 24/7 emergency service, which means we’re just a phone call away from responding to your issue, no matter what time of day.

5. Ensuring Proper Air Circulation

A central heating system, especially the forced-air type, works in the same way as an air conditioner in that it’s dependent on air circulation. You must take care to ensure proper airflow all throughout the system, with no obstructions whatsoever. Start by checking the filters. Clean them once a month, then replace every three months after that. This way, you can be assured that the whole system is efficient and the indoor air quality is the best it can be.

Call the Gainesville AC Replacement Experts

Here at Bounds Heating and Air, we offer a wide range of HVAC services, from air conditioning repair to heating installations. We ensure all systems function to their full potential all year round. Give us a call at (352) 278-9123 for a free estimate. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with us. We serve residents of Florida, including those in Gainesville, FL.