Ask Rick: “How Do I Prepare My Heating System for the Winter?”

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“Rick, winter is here. What are the steps I should take to make sure that my heating system is ready for the long and cold winter nights?”

Great question! I’m glad you asked. There are a number of things you need to take care of. Here are the important ones.

Replace and Check Your Filters. You heating filters should definitely be changed before you use them again. Throughout the winter, you should also be checking your filters once a month. Replace them if you detect any damage. In any case, filters should be replaced at least once every three months.

Replace Your Thermostat Batteries. This will make sure that it does not die on you in the middle of the night.

Unblock Your Vents. If you blocked your vents with furniture during the summer, unblock them right away. Failure to do so can lead to your system overheating.

Check Your Ductwork. Make sure that it is not broken and that there are no holes or punctures. Clean your ducts to allow for the smooth flow of heating air throughout your home.

Schedule an Inspection. Call a professional who can do a thorough inspection of your heating system. A professional can check your filters, thermostat, ductwork, insulation, motors, gas pressure, and much more to ensure that everything is working smoothly. If anything is broken, they will be able to provide you with the Sarasota heating repair services that you will need.

For more tips and to schedule an inspection, do not hesitate to contact us.


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