Let’s face it, Southern California is full of tinkerers (try saying that 10 times really fast–good luck!). We like to get our hands on things and in places they don’t belong. That’s what makes California such a great place to be and its people so intriguing to say the least. So what does this have to do with knowing how to maintain your heating system you ask? Well, before I answer this, I must be explicit. We’re talking about home heating systems not commercial systems. That’s a different conversation all together and we won’t get into that now.
So you really want to know how to maintain your heating system
Before we get into all the details which are not much, let me just say. Good housekeeping is always the best approach. When you want detailed housekeeping however, it’s always best to call a professional!
Air Filters? What are those?
What!? My home heating system has air filters you ask! The answer is a resounding yes, unless you use those plug-and-play portable heaters. Even those will have a small filter depending on the model used. If you have a full home comfort system installed, you probably have A/C as well right? Regardless of the home comfort system, air filters place a huge role in your home heater’s operability. This is the first thing to check for in knowing how to maintain your heating system. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there!
So, you’re used to pressing that trusty button that allows you turn on your heater or A/C with the click of a button. It’s like magic right, almost instant comfort. But do you know what goes on behind the scenes? Before you get a nice flow of air through your vents, it must pass through a whole ventilation system otherwise known as air ducts. If you’re in Huntington Beach, think of all the sand. If you’re in Downey, think of all the dust. In other words, think of everything going through your ventilation system. Add this to your list on how to maintain your heating system.
How’s the airflow?
It’s cold, you’re system is running, but you can’t figure out why you’re place is so cold! If airflow is poor and you’ve changed air filters and are sure your air ducts are A-okay!, then it’s time you called a local home heating technician at (562) 861-2727 or request a callback.
Here’s a list of other things to check for, but it is highly recommended it be completed by a professional!
- Loose connections
- Lubricate moving parts
- Air duct inspections
- Check connections
- System settings and controls