Having a professional Hillsborough heating company inspect and maintain at your heating system is a great way to potentially increase its efficiency and avoid costly repairs. We’ve put together some basic heating maintenance tips for you to look over.
Check Your Filters
If you have a forced air system like a furnace, it’s a great idea to check the air filter. The filter keeps dust and debris from circulating into your home. If this filter isn’t changed regularly it can result in a whole host of problems. It has the potential to cause you to lose air flow, your furnace to overheat and for increased utility bills. Changing your furnace’s filter is absolutely critical to the proper operation of your furnace.
If you have a boiler, there are a number of basic maintenance tasks that need to be done. Each of your radiators should have a valve that will let you bleed any air bubbles out of it. You should also have your technician check your boilers pressure gauges. The pressure gauge should read between 2 and 10 psi. In addition, you should have your boiler drained once a year by a professional.
Check Moving Parts
You should conduct a visual inspection of your heating system’s fan and motor. If the fan belt shows any signs of wear, like cracking, you may need to call a Hillsborough heating professional to have it replaced. You can vacuum out case and the motor to clean any dirt and debris that could have collected there.
Visually Inspect Vents and Ducts
Check the vents and ducts around your heating system. The flue from your furnace or boiler is critical to your safety. Check this to make sure that the fittings are still connected and not loose. Check the ducts for obvious obstructions that could decrease efficiency.
If you’re interested in having the heating system in your Hillsborough home tuned up or inspected, call the experts at Awesome Air. We have years of experience working on all kinds of heating systems.