Schedule Your HVAC Tune-Up Before Fall Arrives
While it may be another month or two before you need to think about switching your thermostats from cool air to heat, it’s never too early to start planning ahead for fall and winter weather. In fact, autumn is the perfect time to find and repair any heater problems before Old Man Winter arrives and brings the cold air with him.
From thermostat malfunctions to air flow issues, Nu-Temp Heating and Cooling has you covered. The best thing you can do to prevent a potentially costly heating repair is to start by scheduling a proactive fall tune-up with us. For a fair price, one of our friendly, trained and certified technicians will clean and inspect your heater for anything that could jeopardize your home comfort before cold weather arrives.
What Will You Get With Your Tune-Up?
Our tune-up checklist includes the following services:
- Clean and adjust burner assembly
- Clean ignition assembly
- Replace oil filters/nozzle as needed
- Monitor flue draft
- Adjust operating pressure
- Monitor Starting capabilities
- Test safety controls
- Clean or replace filters
- Clean and adjust blower components
- Measure for correct air flow
- Tighten electrical connections
- Measure volts/amps on motors
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Adjust thermostat calibration
- Clean evaporator coil, if accessible
- Clean condenser coil
- Measure temperature difference
After your tune-up, our technicians can implement or schedule any small heating repairs, if needed. The idea behind preventive seasonal maintenance is catching and making small fixes before they snowball into problems that require major repairs or a total heater replacement.
What You Can Do
There are also several proactive ways you can keep your heater working safely and efficiently all winter long. As always, make sure to check and replace your air filters on their regularly recommended schedule – usually this is monthly, but sometimes it’s every three months. Clogged filters can force your system to work harder just to keep up, leading to burned-out motors and premature heating replacements. If you have trouble remembering to switch out your air filter, add an alert to your calendar or an alarm on your smartphone.
Another way you can lend your heater a helping hand is with proper thermostat management. This task is especially easy when you own a programmable thermostat. As an easy rule of thumb, program your thermostat for a comfortable 70 degrees for the times when you wake up and return home. When you’re asleep or at work, remember to drop the temperature about eight degrees. This will not only give your heater a rest, but you’ll finally have an opportunity to wear those ultra-cozy pajama pants. It’s a win-win situation!
When it’s almost time for the crisp breezes of autumn, don’t forget to ensure your heater is ready for the cold weather ahead. When that time comes in the Philadelphia area, reach out to the pros at Nu-Temp Heating and Cooling for the best in tune-ups, heater repairs and heater replacement. We’ll help keep you warm and comfortable all winter long with our seasonal maintenance.