Heating Maintenance Checklist For Bay Area Residents

As trusted Hayward HVAC installation and repair specialists, we want homeowners in the area to enjoy a heater that works efficiently, and that is safe for your family. A well-maintained heater will give you years of service, helping you avoid costly repairs or even replacement. Here are a few tips for maintaining your heating system throughout the season:

  • Check your thermostat setting. Pay attention to what your thermostat is set on, and whether you could lower it just a bit. You would be amazed at how much energy is consumed – even wasted – by having it set just a tad too high. By paying close attention to your energy use, you will adapt more efficient habits.
  • Inspect burner and gas connections, and clean if needed. Dirty or corroded burners or heat exchangers, or an oil/gas connection that’s warped can mean not only inefficient operation, but potential fire hazards and health issues as well.
  • Check out electrical connections for breaks or frayed areas. Electric connections should be in good condition, otherwise components in your heating system may go on the blink. Additionally, operating your system could be dangerous!
  • Moving components should be lubricated. Motors and other moving components should be lubricated so that they move efficiently and without friction, making for less waste of electricity.
  • Replace air filters on a regular basis. You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating: dirty air filters mean unhealthier air inside your home and potential health problems. A clean filter means reduced fire hazards and higher efficiency for your heater and its components.

Discuss other issues with your Bay Area HVAC contractor. All heating systems perform differently, and have their own little idiosyncrasies. Your service provider can recommend any other tasks you should be performing to keep your heating system running efficiently and safely.

Have questions about maintaining your heater this winter? At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re always ready to help. Give us a call today for all of your HVAC installation, service or repair needs.