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What Precautions Should I Take When Turning My Heating System on for the First Time?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Maintenance agreements really are all they’re cracked up to be. It’s the best way to get your heating system ready for winter. They include all of the checks and inspections you need before turning your heating system on for the first time. Here are the precautions you can take simply by having the right maintenance agreement in place:

Regular Service Each Fall

One of the most important things you can do to make sure your heating system runs as it should during the colder winter months is to have it serviced before the cold season hits. Regular maintenance can catch small issues before they become big problems.

It can also help your system run more effectively and more efficiently by making sure all of the parts are running smoothly, that the equipment is in peak condition, and so the system can run at peak performance and efficiency, using less energy and having a lower chance of breakdown. 

The Right Maintenance Checklist at the Right Time

The checklist for your fall maintenance is important to make sure all of the precautions are being taken for your pre-winter heating service. Here’s what should be happening:

• Examine heat exchanger for cracks and deterioration
• Inspect and clean or change the air filter
• Clean and adjust burner assembly
• Check flame sensors and assemblies
• Check fan switch
• Inspect and adjust safety controls
• Inspect blower wheels
• Test and calibrate thermostat
• Inspect flue pipe
• Check gas lines

Taking some simple precautions before the cooler months set in can ensure you stay warm this winter. For the right maintenance agreement for your heating system, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.