Tips for Maintaining Your Heating System

Tips for Maintaining Your Heating System

At J.A. Sauer Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that proper maintenance of your home heating system is essential to your comfort and safety. That’s why we offer a variety of services, from heating system repair to HVAC installation, to keep your home warm and your appliances in good condition.

Here are some tips on how to maintain your heating system to keep it running efficiently and safely all winter long:

1. Change Your Filters Regularly: Changing your air filters is one of the most important ways to keep your system running efficiently. Not only does it help you save money on energy costs, but it also keeps your air clean and dust-free and prevents the buildup of dirt and dust in your system. Change your air filters every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer.

2. Get Your System Inspected Annually: Having a professional inspect your system is important to make sure that there are no issues with the components or any potential safety hazards. A professional can identify any problems with your system before they become serious and costly to repair.

3. Clean Air Vents and Ducts: Make sure to clean your air vents and ducts regularly to keep your system running efficiently. This will help reduce the amount of dust and debris inside your system and keep your air quality healthy.

4. Inspect and Clean Your Furnace: Regularly inspecting and cleaning your furnace will help keep your furnace running efficiently and reduce the risk of fire. Check the burners for buildup and clean them at least once a year. Also, inspect the flue for any signs of corrosion or damage.

5. Make Sure the Pilot Light Is On: If you have an older furnace, make sure the pilot light is lit at all times. This will help your furnace run efficiently and keep your home warm.

6. Keep Your System Clean: To keep your system running efficiently, make sure to keep it clean. Vacuum it regularly to remove any dust that has settled on the components and make sure to check the filters regularly and replace them when necessary.

When it comes to maintaining your heating system, it’s important to remember that prevention is the best cure. Taking care of your system now will help you to avoid costly repairs in the future. If you need any help with your heating system, contact the experts at J.A. Sauer Heating & Air Conditioning today. For more tips on how to keep your heating system running efficiently, visit the Energy Star website.