The heating system in your home is specifically designed for maintaining a comfortable climate in your home. It is highly important that you care and maintain it regardless of the weather.
When your heating system breaks down mid-season or when you least expect it, you end up spending more than necessary.
Our service techs will help out with your heater installation in Schertz, TX, while also helping with regular maintenance.
Follow our proper heating system care tips to prevent emergency breakdown.
Keep Up With Regular and Seasonal Maintenance
Keeping your HVAC system regularly checked is one of the most important ways of preventing repairs and replacements. You’ll also be saving a lot of money when you engage in seasonal or regular repairs.
Preventive maintenance is best because you will save money and effort. Our professional service techs will help determine the possible issues with your heater by testing it. With this, they can inspect every part to ensure that it works perfectly.
Seasonal maintenance also involves examining the outdoor unit and checking airflow to ensure that no damages could result in gas leaks or fire.
It helps eliminate the urgent need for repairs due to breakdown since all the underlying problems will be solved. Regular maintenance also involves DIY maintenance. This includes changing the air filter, cleaning the outdoor unit, and more.
Do Not Overwork the System
When the temperature is cold, you’re tempted to raise the thermostat and warm up your home. However, doing this frequently can result in excess wear and tear due to the additional strain you put on the heater.
The best thing to do is keep the thermostat lower at around 68°F during the day. You should also dress appropriately to keep yourself warm and check for drafts around doors or windows.
Take Warning Signs Seriously
Before breaking down completely, your heating system will show signs of malfunctions. Do not overlook any of these signs regardless of how insignificant they may seem at that moment. Doing so could have a negative effect on your heating system. Watch out for the following vital signs to keep your heating system working perfectly.
- Loud noises
- Weak airflow
- Increased energy bills
- Cold air from the vents
- Hot and cold spots
Call us as soon as your system develops any of these signs as further delay could mean expensive repairs.
Maintain Good Humidity Levels
Humid air makes temperatures feel hotter, something you’ve certainly felt outdoors during humid summer days. Having balanced humidity levels in the winter will help with staying warm. You don’t want the house to be too humid, but if the air is exceptionally dry (as it often is in winter), you’ll feel colder. A whole-house humidifier can help you keep balanced humidity for better indoor warmth and remove plenty of extra stress on the heating system.
Replace Your Filter
The air filter for your heating system needs to be clean at all times. Dirt in the air filter could cause overheating and make the system shut down. When cleaned and replaced regularly, your air filter will produce fresh air.
At Thayer Air Conditioning, your comfort is our #1 priority! Call us when you need heating service.