Importance of HVAC maintenance before Winter

The temperatures in the Mile High City are finally cooling off, which means winter is just around the corner. Before those colder temperatures hit, ensure that your HVAC – specifically the heater portion of your HVAC system – is ready!

Why is Doing a Heater Inspection Important?

Your heater has been sitting dormant for several months now, and it’s important to make sure that it’s important to inspect and service your heater before you turn it on to make sure that it will run efficiently and reliably all winter. When you do a pre-winter heater inspection, you:

  • Decrease your risk of your heater breaking down
  • Reduce future repair costs
  • Lower your energy output and bill
  • Extend the life of your HVAC system
  • Improve your indoor air quality and comfort level
  • Maintain an active warranty on your HVAC

Heater Maintenance Before Winter 

Since your heater likely hasn’t been run in months, it’s important to check it before winter, as excess dust and debris has had plenty of time to build up. You should do the following as part of your pre-winter heater maintenance:

  1. Check your thermostat – make sure that your HVAC turns on, and check that air runs from the vents when the heat is switched on.
  2. Replace your furnace filter – filters need to be replaced every few months for optimal airflow.
  3. Clear the area around your furnace – make sure there’s nothing flammable, like last years tax return, stored next to your furnace.
  4. Vacuum debris out of your vents – dust and debris can build up over time, which obstructs airflow.
  5. Schedule a professional heater inspection – call your local HVAC professional to perform a general inspection to make sure that your system is in tip top shape.

Cold weather is coming. Is your heater ready? Contact Blue Mountain Plumbing today for a quote or inspection of your heater.

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