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Heater Maintenance Can't Fight Ghosts, But It Can Prevent Costly Repairs

Why Heater Maintenance Is Essential

It’s that time of year again when all of the ghosts and goblins come out to play. There may even be some spooky noises coming from inside of the house, particularly from the HVAC system or the heater. When unusual sounds start to occur or when they become more frequent, that’s usually a sign that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. The best way to avoid these problems in the first place to schedule regular heater maintenance to catch any little things that may be wrong and prevent those spooky sounds from taking place.
Of course, if homeowners notice other ghosts that are peeking around the corners in their house, an HVAC maintenance check won’t help with that; those services should be reserved for the Ghostbusters!

What’s Included in Professional Maintenance?

Technician Inspecting Heater

Professional heater maintenance is truly the best way to catch problems before they happen and make small tweaks to the system to help it continue to run at its best. There are a variety of check-points that an HVAC technician will look for during a scheduled visit. This can include:

  • Testing the burner
  • Replacing the owner supplied air filter
  • Checking the thermostat
  • Testing safety controls
  • Examining various components for any damage or corrosion
  • Testing for natural gas leaks
  • Testing for carbon monoxide

Running through this checklist helps to identify and fix any potential problems that could jeopardize the safety or comfort of the home.

Fall is the Best Time to Schedule Heater Maintenance

A change in seasons is typically the best time to schedule HVAC maintenance visits. In the spring, it’s always good to have the AC unit checked to make sure it’s in good shape for those hot summer months when homeowners need it most. And in the fall, it’s always good to have the heater inspected to make sure it can keep the home warm and comfortable throughout those long, cold winter months.

Person Raking Up Leaves in Autumn

Having the heater checked in the fall prevents homeowners from dealing with unplanned emergencies like having the heater suddenly breakdown during a record-breaking cold week. And if it happens over the winter holidays, it can be challenging to have the issue resolved in a timely manner. That’s definitely an experience that all homeowners want to avoid!

Keeping Up with Heater Maintenance Between Scheduled Visits

Dirty Air Filter Being Changed

Unfortunately, home maintenance isn’t just a one-and-done kind of deal. Homeowners shouldn’t think about heater maintenance as just checking off the box and then not doing anything themselves between scheduled visits. The heater still needs regular maintenance and check-ins throughout the year. For instance, changing out the air filters every few months is an easy maintenance task that homeowners should continue to do on their own.

Keeping the heater clean is also important so it doesn’t overheat or experience other problems. And of course, homeowners should always be on the lookout for any unusual noises coming from the heater to prevent bigger problems from taking place.

About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions

Since 1977, A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions has strived to improve not only the comfort but also the functionality and aesthetics of their customers' homes. Contact them today for reliable Austin, TX heater maintenance service.