Caring for your heating system is probably not the first thing on your mind as we dive headlong into summer 2020, but with things as topsy-turvy as they are in the world right now, it’s probably a good idea to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to your home comfort.
Summer HVAC To-Do List
Here are three things you can do this summer to make sure you and your heating equipment can hit the ground running in heating season 2020/21:
Check your furnace air filters – Air filters should be checked monthly throughout the year, including during the summer months (especially if your furnace and A/C share a common HVAC filter). If your filters are washable, give them a good cleaning; if they are disposable, replace them. Clean furnace filters improve air quality by keeping dirt, dust, and debris away from your living space, and efficiency by preventing overwork by your forced air heating equipment.
Check your thermostat – When you set your thermostat, is the temperature reading accurate? If it’s not, you could be spending more to heat and cool your home than you should. Summer is the perfect time to have your thermostat’s accuracy tested by a professional; if you have a zoned heating system that includes multiple thermostats, test each one separately. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, it’s better to solve the problem now than in the fall or winter.
Check / clean your condenser – Early summer is a good time to give your outdoor condenser unit some attention. Check the lines leading to and from the unit for any obvious damage; if you find some, contact us for service. Then it’s time to give your condenser a good cleaning – just be sure to turn off power at the breaker before you begin. Remove any large debris that may have accumulated during the offseason, then clean the condenser with mild detergent and a hose.
When it comes to keeping your heating system clean and running efficiently, maintenance is key…stay on top of routine heating service, even during the warm weather months! If you need professional heating service in Androscoggin County, ME, trust the pros at Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane – contact us today to learn more.