Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do to keep your heating system running smoothly, it always needs repairs. Going without heat in the dead of winter is never pleasant, so it’s good to know what you can do as a homeowner to reduce the risk of your furnace breaking down on the coldest day of the year. As we prepare for lower temperatures, here are a few tips you’ll want to keep in mind to avoid costly emergency heating repairs.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
The benefits of regular heating maintenance cannot be overstated. Regular maintenance will not only prevent costly emergency repairs but also keep your furnace running efficiently, reduce your heating bills, ensure safe operation, and extend the life of your furnace. It’s best to schedule heating maintenance every fall or winter season to keep your furnace running at its best.
During your annual maintenance visit, a heating specialist will ensure safe operation and inspect all parts and connections of your furnace, to keep it running at its best. As part of a tune-up technicians will also change the air filter on your furnace; keep in mind that you should change the air filter every three months outside of maintenance visits to keep things running cleanly and efficiently. If you’re unsure how to change your air filters, ask a technician to show you.
Call a Professional at the First Sign of Trouble
If your furnace doesn’t seem to be working correctly, it’s important to schedule professional service as soon as possible. A heating specialist can diagnose your furnace and make any necessary repairs before smaller problems escalate into larger ones.
Some signs to look out for include:
- Funny noises or smells from your furnace
- Orange or flickering burner flame (instead of a blue and steady one)
- Random furnace shutoffs
- Difficulty keeping your home warm
- Unusually high heating bills
Enroll in a Maintenance Program
Enrolling in a maintenance program will give you the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to your heating system. With a maintenance program, a heating specialist will come to your home annually and tune up your furnace — ensuring your system is running safely and efficiently for the season.
If you want your heating system to keep your home comfortable all through the winter and into the spring, look no further than Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric. Our experts will happily come to your home and help to optimize your furnace for maximum home comfort and efficiency.
Don’t let costly emergency heating repairs happen this winter. Contact us to schedule heating service today!