Feel that slight chill coming in the early mornings here in the Pittsburgh area? While it may not yet be time to fire up the furnace, adding a few heating-specific HVAC seasonal maintenance tasks to your to-do list this fall can really pay off this coming winter. Here are the reasons you should be bothering with annual maintenance for your heating system, and how you can benefit all year long.
How Maintenance Affects a Heating System
Even if your heating system is operating exactly how you want it to—quietly providing the heat you need all winter long—it could very well still be slowly deteriorating and incurring wear and tear. This can result in a number of issues, which will either creep up on you and your family undetected or lead to an inconvenient and expensive heating emergency.
With regularly scheduled seasonal maintenance, a furnace can avoid the following issues:
- Drops in efficiency (meaning higher energy costs for you)
- Lack of heat coming from vents
- Loud noises when starting the furnace
- Furnace affecting your indoor air quality (contaminated air)
- Breakdowns and expensive repairs
The most useful aspect of maintenance is being able to fix small issues before they turn into much larger ones. And while there are a few things you can do yourself to keep your heating system in good shape, you will get the maximum benefits out of your heating system when you entrust your maintenance to an HVAC professional.
DIY Heating Maintenance Tasks
As you start to rely less and less on your air conditioner and begin to look toward the fall and winter, remember to complete the following furnace maintenance tasks:
- Change air filters
- Test carbon monoxide alarms and smoke detectors
- Turn your thermostat to “heat” and ensure your furnace turns on correctly
- Clean off any dust or debris buildup on heating vents
Any other maintenance tasks should be left to an HVAC professional, as the risk of electrical shock or accidental damage to your system is better left to those who are trained to avoid it.
Furnace Maintenance with an HVAC Contractor You Trust
When you leave your furnace maintenance to an HVAC service pro, like the experts at Calfo, you can put your trust in the over 10,000 hours of on-the-job training our technicians have received. This experience allows us to provide an accurate diagnosis of any furnace issues. Calfo heating maintenance includes a full inspection of your system, lubrication of any moving parts, tightening of loose bolts and screws that could be affecting performance, and a transparent diagnosis of any repairs that your furnace, boiler, or heat pump might need.
With our solid-steel guarantee and up-front, transparent pricing when it comes to any repairs that result from your heating maintenance, you’ll be able to make the right decision for your heating system, your comfort, and your wallet. We make it our business to make sure we resolve the problem correctly the first time so you aren’t wasting precious time without a heating system!
Calfo Rolls Out the Red Carpet With Our Preventative Maintenance
Not only is Calfo committed to minimizing any home comfort inconveniences, but we are also committed to minimizing any inconvenience you experience with your HVAC service. We quite literally roll out the red carpet with each home visit, to prevent the tracking of dirt into your home. Schedule HVAC maintenance service near you with Calfo, and extend the lifespan of your heating system while also saving on energy costs through the winter.