Don’t wait until the first cold snap hits to make sure your furnace is ready for winter. Regular heating maintenance along with periodic checkups by a licensed HVAC professional are essential for the continued safe and efficient operation of your furnace. Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. can help you make sure your Dallas home is well equipped for the oncoming winter season! Here are some helpful tips on preparing your heater for the winter:
Checking the air filter for your unit is a simple fix. During the winter, the air filter will often become dirty, which can cause your heater to have to work harder than it should. A clogged filter restricts the flow of heated air from your furnace, putting unnecessary stress on the unit while simultaneously causing it to deliver less heat. During your regular heater maintenance service, Aire Texas will start with checking your air filters and changing them out if they are dirty. We can also provide you with a reserve supply of air filters as well, which are always good to keep handy.
The air in your home needs to be able to circulate easily through the vents. Blocking the vents throughout your house with furniture causes your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can also pose a safety risk. It's important to make sure that your air can circulate freely throughout your home.
It’s always a great idea to have a regular schedule for your heating system to receive preventative maintenance or a furnace tune-up. This type of service will not only ensure that your system is working properly, but will also reduce repair costs, extend the life of your unit, and keep you and your family warm throughout the Dallas winter.
Turn on your thermostat and monitor how it responds, it should start up immediately without any problems. If you have an old thermostat that must be controlled manually you should consider updating it. Programmable (also called Set-back) thermostats are the best choice because they allow you to completely control the temperature in your home. A programmable thermostat can be automatically turned down when you’re asleep or away, which can save you a lot of money.
Let Aire Texas Residential Services help keep your family comfortable when the cold weather arrives! Call today at (972) 544-4811 to schedule a heater maintenance service in Dallas!