Winterizing your home is an important part of getting ready for the quickly approaching cold weather. The cold, brisk wind that we have been experiencing here in the greater Philadelphia area, in combination with condensed moisture, can be damaging to some of the components inside and outside of your home. This includes your defense against the fall evening and winter cold, your furnace. There are a few simple steps and important tasks provided by HVAC Philly, that you can do that will protect your furnace from breaking down or running inefficiently and needing heating repair. You can hire the professional heating repair and maintenance services of HVAC Philly who service the greater Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montogomery County PA, to address these concerns, or get to work on them yourself. Make sure your home is going to be winter-ready, by performing the following checks and tune-ups on your heating system:
Step One: The homeowner should change the filters in their furnace. This will prevent fires associated with dirty filters and will allow more air to flow freely through the heating system, keeping it efficient and reduce risk.
Step Two: Another thing to consider is running the fans in reverse to keep them from getting stuck and to maintain that the unit is running smoothly.
Step Three: Be sure there is nothing flammable near the furnace. Such as items like gasoline cans or loose wood. Once you have cleared the space around and near your furnace, block any drafts from nearby doors or windows. The drafts will force the furnace to work harder, which can lead to a need for furnace repair.
Step Four: Make sure to secure all panels in place as well be certain all the screws and fittings are snug and properly tightened.
Step Five: Ensure all electrical fittings are in place and that none of the wirings are worn, loose, or frayed.
Step Six: Give the furnace a test by using your thermostat to turn it on and making sure that the furnace is being responsive. Gauge how long it takes to blow warm air and try to detect any foul odors that it may be emitting through your vents.
Step Seven: Most importantly homeowners should also get the contact information of a professional emergency heating repair in the surrounding area of Philadelphia, PA. HVAC Philly services can assist you on a cold day in the event of a furnace breakdown.
Servicing your furnace regularly and heater maintenance are the most preventive ways to avoid breakdowns, avoid costly heater repairs, and keep your energy bills low during the frigid winter months. While you can certainly attempt to tackle the above heating maintenance tasks yourself, it is safest and best to turn to HVAC Philly for their heater maintenance and repair services, for more thorough and effective winterizing.
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