With the weather still warm, many Bay Area homeowners give very little thought to their furnaces. The fact is, we’ll turn around twice and the winter season will be upon us. With heating systems, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! The time to have your furnace checked out is now, before you need it. Nothing is worse than turning on the furnace that first chilly day, only to find out it isn’t functioning properly.
Why have your furnace inspected now? Chances are you haven’t used it since last winter, so it’s time to clean out the cobwebs and ensure all of the components are working as they should. There are certain components that are more likely than others to malfunction, so now is a good time to have them inspected. The components of your thermostat should be checked, along with the heat/cold source or distribution system.
Making sure the filters are clean is highly important as well. How often you clean or replace depends on the type of filter you have. For instance, pleated filters should be replaced every three months, while permanent filters should be rinsed on a monthly basis. Once you start using your furnace, if you have a fiberglass filter be sure to check it once a month.
Inspecting your furnace now can save you money and stress down the road. If any issues exist or repairs need to be made, they can be addressed now so that your furnace is in perfect working order when it comes time to use it – you and your family won’t be left out in the cold!
There are certain things you can do yourself as a homeowner, however to ensure every component of your heating system is functioning properly it’s best to have your furnace inspected by professionals. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians are experts who are dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction! Home and business owners in the Bay Area are invited to give us a call today for exceptional, timely service.