Regular air conditioner and heater maintenance is always a good idea, especially when the weather changes. If you don’t check your air filters often, the beginning of each new season is a good time to do it. With chilly air already hitting Denver, you may be ready to fire up your heater. Before you do, follow these quick HVAC maintenance tips to keep your system running well.
Change Your Air Filters
You should check your air filters once a month for built up dust, hair, and other particles. Don’t wait until they are clogged up; this can cause your HVAC system to perform at sub-optimal levels. As your system pumps cooled or heated air throughout your house, the filter catches dust, allergens, spores, and other nasty particles. Regularly changing the air filter will help keep your home air cleaner, may improve your allergies and asthma, and reduce your energy bill.
Have A Test Run
Before the really cold weather hits, give your heater a test run to make sure everything is working properly. As it sits unused over the summer months, dust builds up in the furnace filter and in your ducts. Have you ever noticed a burning smell when you first turn on your heater after months of disuse? This is the dust burning off, and is no cause for concern. However, if the smell does not go away within an hour, or if it smells electrical, turn the heater off and call a professional HVAC contractor as soon as possible. You may need heater maintenance or repair.
Clean Up The House
The cleaner your home, the less dust and dirt will make its way into your air conditioner or heater. We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but a deep clean may be necessary in the fall too. This is especially important if you have pets or several people living in a home. Vacuum, dust, and mop thoroughly. Don’t forget the spaces beneath or behind furniture!
If you need heater maintenance or repair in Denver, CO before winter hits, call Sanders & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning today! We provide heater repair and maintenance for boilers, furnaces, ductless mini-split heat pumps, and water heaters. Call 303-422-6606 for quality, honest work right here in Denver, CO.