We apologize for the cheesy headline, but we just couldn’t help being excited about giving you some life-changing tips that could help your furnace last through the rest of the winter!
When temperatures start to dip low, it can be stressful for all homeowners in our neck of the woods who wonder whether their heater will make it to the point where it can be replaced safely during the spring, fall, or summer. Sometimes the two options are either waiting until you require emergency heater repair in Calgary, AB or somehow just eeking by without a catastrophic problem occurring within your heating system.
Well, luckily for you, you’ve got access to two things. The first is knowledge about how to take care of your furnace (which we will gladly impart on you), and the second is a company like us that’s right around the corner. We’re always available to fix your failing furnace if things get too bad!
When temperatures get as cold as they do here, your heating system needs all the help it can get! While the three tips we’ve included in this post might seem like common sense, you’d be surprised by how many homeowners overlook even the simplest of DIY fixes that could save them from headaches.
Unobscure Floor Vents
When you’ve got a forced-air heating system like a furnace, it requires your air vents to push heated air into your rooms. When these vents are caked in dust and debris, or obstructed by furniture and other pieces of home equipment, they’ll likely be unable to provide heat to your home. Your furnace will then try to work harder to compensate for the lack of heat, since the thermostat is still telling it that it’s too cold!
Do a quick sweep around your home and check your air vents. If they’re all clear, then congratulations! You’ve lessened the chance of a system breakdown.
Change the Filter
Your furnace has an air filter that should be changed every 1-3 months. There are no exceptions to this rule, other than your air filter might need to be changed even more frequently than that. By replacing your filter, you free up the airflow into your heating system, allowing it to function easily and consume less fuel to do its job.
On the contrary, if you don’t change the air filter in your heater then you risk stifling the system, starving it of the air it needs and increasing the chances of a system breakdown.
When next fall approaches and you’re nervous about the cold temperatures that come with the approaching winter, the best advice we can give you is to schedule a maintenance appointment for your heater. Having a professionally trained technician thoroughly inspect your system to make sure that everything looks ready to go is invaluable when combatting cold temperatures.
This will give you the peace of mind to head into winter with a smile on your face and a clear conscience. It’s time to stop worrying about heater breakdowns in the winter and start enjoying the home you’ve spent so much money keeping warm.
Contact Shift Air Mechanical Ltd. to schedule heater repair or maintenance on your system this year.