On a cold night in Norfolk, Virginia, you don’t want to find out your heating system isn’t working properly. You also don’t want to have a high energy bill. When you keep your heating system maintained and in good repair, you will save money and time, and avoid the discomfort of having to go without much-needed heat all winter long.
Home Furnace Maintenance
There are simple measures you can implement to ensure your furnace keeps working efficiently. Remove anything in front of your air vents to support good air flow. Check the system’s pilot light from time to time. A clear blue flame is a good sign, but an orange or yellow flame is a possible problem. Of course, regularly changing or cleaning your filter is very important.
Furnace maintenance should be scheduled just before the start of the cooling season to ensure your system will be ready for the cold weather. If you have already started to use your furnace, and you are not getting any heat or sufficient heat, it is best to contact your HVAC professional before winter sets in and it starts to get really cold.
Professional Furnace Maintenance
Scheduling furnace maintenance gives your technician a chance to catch most problems before they become big, expensive ones. One fee now is better than several costly repairs later — or worse, a full system replacement.
Properly maintained heating systems have longer life spans than neglected heating systems. An efficiently running heater will use less energy, which can result in lower energy bills.
You may think that you are saving money by foregoing an annual heating maintenance plan and trying DIY fixes. However, you are likely to find yourself dealing with a system that doesn’t work properly as well as higher energy bills because of an inefficient system. Your technician will have the tools and knowledge to properly service your heating system.
Contact the Weather Makers team for effective and professional HVAC service today. Call 757-263-4869 for more information or to schedule an appointment.