Fall is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time for maintenance. As the cold season hits New York, it’s also the time to turn on your furnace in Port Washington, NY to stay warm and comfortable indoors. But before kicking on your furnace, here are five (5) tasks to do to ensure a smooth transition from summer to fall.
Perform a Thorough Inspection
As the saying goes, “it’s better to be safe than sorry”—the same thing applies to your heating system. A thorough HVAC inspection is necessary at least once a year to identify existing problems and solve them as early as possible. For new purchases, some warranty includes annual check-up and maintenance. For existing units, contractors offer plans that include check-up and maintenance services at a reasonable cost.
Do a Filter Clean-Up
To keep your heating system in top performance, it must stay clean inside and out. Protect your family from unhealthy air by keeping your filters clean and fresh. For furnace in Port Washington, NY with reusable filters, you may clean them with a vacuum or wash them with soap and water. Put the filter back in place once it has properly dried. If you have a throwaway filter, regularly replace it with a new one.
Not changing air filters regularly causes your system to work harder, thus doubling the time requirement and energy consumption to reach your desired temperature.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit—In and Out
Remove possible obstructions near your unit. Also, make sure to remove combustible materials that can cause a fire. Clear the surrounding area of your system for any debris or foliage that may hinder its operation. Ensure to leave about 2-3 feet of clearance around your outdoor unit for proper airflow. Don’t forget to remove all sorts of dirt on the unit itself.
Check Gas Leaks
It’s normal for a furnace in Port Washington, NY to emit small portions of gas. However, if you’re experiencing an unexplained headache, shortness of breath, decreased vision, and nausea at home, you might have a gas leak problem.
Natural gas can build up easy since it’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Exposure to a small amount is not risky, but when it’s not burned off properly, it emits carbon monoxide which can be life-threatening. Depending on the length and degree of exposure, it can cause damage to your internal organs, miscarriage, brain damage, or even death.
Call the Pros!
A certified technician will help you identify issues and will offer recommendations to resolve problems in your furnace in Port Washington, NY. A professional service includes but not limited to: inspection of the quality of installation, evaluation of your system’s moving parts that require lubrication, checking of the filter, voltage testing and checking of the electrical components, airflow testing, thermostat calibration test, gas piping and pressure test, heat pump heating and defrosting cycle test, and inspection of possible blockages or obstructions that burden your heating system.
There’s no better way to stay safe than acting today and making necessary preparations. At All Season Air Conditioning, we offer state of the art products, top-caliber services, and a professional team that we will send to your home. Book a schedule today!