The leaves may be falling now, but winter is just around the corner. Don’t wait until cold weather arrives to make sure the heating system can take on the chill. Properly preparing the HYPERLINK “https://airgroupllc.com/residential-services/heating/” \t “_blank” heating system for winter requires only a few hours of time and guarantees comfort during the colder months. No one wants to have their furnace breakdown in the middle of winter!
Regular check-ups and maintenance ensure that the system is performing efficiently and providing optimum home comfort. A maintenance plan also extends the life of equipment, increases cost effectiveness and ensures safe operation. Recommended by manufacturers and utilities alike, regularly scheduled maintenance on a heating and air conditioning system can reduce breakdowns by as much as 95 percent and lower utility bills by up to 35 percent.
Air Group offers a wide choice of service plans for heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical & generator systems. A service technician is available 24 hours a day seven days a week from October-April for heating through its on-call rotation, which is especially important during extreme weather when someone is entrusted to get equipment going right away.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to keep a system running efficiently is to enroll in an Air Group Priority Plus Maintenance Plan. Tune-ups catch small problems before they become major breakdowns. Get other membership benefits, like priority service to jump to the head of the line and be scheduled ahead of others. This applies to both routine and emergency calls. Also receive a 15 percent discount off the bottom line for heating, air conditioning and plumbing services for as long as the service partner relationship remains in effect. And on top of all that, get a peace of mind. The home’s plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems will be assessed to ensure they are in safe operating condition; findings will be reported, concerns will be explained and potential emergencies will be alerted before they become disruptive problems.
Check out this helpful checklist to ensuring the furnace runs smoothly and efficiently throughout the entire snowy season.
Replace the furnace filter. Check to see if the filter is full of debris since the last time it was replaced. A dirty filter can cause the furnace to work harder than it has to, and decrease airflow, making it to use more energy and shortening the lifespan of the furnace. Now is also the time to service the humidifier by changing the water filter.
Check vents and ductwork. Be sure the supply and return vents are free and clear while also being sure they are not blocked with furniture or clothes. The air must circulate through the rooms to heat them properly.
Air leaking from the basement or attic ductwork is air that should be traveling to rooms. Thoroughly check ducts and their connections to make sure they are secure, and seal air leaks properly before turning on the furnace for the winter.
Schedule a maintenance call. Having the furnace thoroughly cleaned and inspected by one of the experienced HVAC professionals at Air Group LLC before the start of the winter can make sure that the unit will run efficiently and will fix any potential problems before they grow into bigger concerns.
Need the furnace inspected? If the furnace wasn’t inspected yet, don’t delay. Contact the experts at Air Group, certified HVAC experts with more than 50 years of experience, call at 1-800-545-1020 or schedule an appointment online at airgroupllc.com.