5 Minute Guide to Make Sure Your Heater is Ready for the Fall
Summer is winding down, and Fall will be here before you know it. With Fall comes leaves, football, and thankfully here in Texas, cooler weather. To help ensure your heater is prepped for the cool Autumn nights we have put together this short five-minute guide to help you transition into Fall smoothly.
Change Air Filters
Opinions vary with how often this should be done, but changing your filter every 2-3 months is a good first step in prepping your heater. You can quickly inspect your filter yourself and determine whether it’s time to change it. We recommend that you stock up on filters during the winter months to ensure that your heater is always performing in tip-top shape.
Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors
A heater that isn’t functioning properly can potentially result in carbon monoxide filling your home. Carbon monoxide poisoning is known to cause fatalities and can affect the inhabitants of your home. To catch the problem before it gets serious, make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.
Clean Heater and Air Ducts
Before you start using your heater, make sure you have no flammable items surrounding your furnace. It’s also a good precaution to check all vents and exhaust indoors and outdoors to make sure you are getting proper air flow. Make sure to vacuum any dust or buildup on your vents to prevent the particles from burning.
Call a Professional
A good idea for all of the above is to have a professional inspect your heater. You’ll want to do it before the cold arrives and October is the perfect time to have a professional from A&R perform routine maintenance on your heating system.