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Heating Tune Ups And Other Ways To Avoid Heater Break-Downs This Winter

AC Repair ManWinter is here in Texas and will stick around for a few months. With the use of Arlington heat pump systems, we’re lucky we don’t experience the high cost for heating that a lot of the rest of the country does, especially in really cold states.


Other than the use of heat pumps to make our energy costs lower, there are several things we can take a look at around home to help increase our heating system’s performance and longevity.


Most homeowners don’t know how to protect their homes from the cold weather. Nor do they know how to keep costs as low as possible. Having this knowledge and using it wisely can lower the cost of heating and prevent damage. It also protects your home and/or property.


Badly maintained heating units are those that are not serviced and maintained on a regular basis. The proper maintenance and repairs of your Arlington HVAC system will go a long way in preparing your unit to run all winter long. The last thing anyone wants is to have to suffer through a night of cold weather.


Inefficient heating isn’t the only issue that can cause heater problems. Damage or leaks in the duct work play a role in high heat costs because the warmth just gets leaked out into the attic or walls. This causes the system to constantly switch on, but the heat doesn’t come through the vents.


There are a couple of things you can do to help your heater not break down. One is to winterize your home, sealing all the possible drafts (around windows, doors, and light fixtures, etc). The second is to have your system maintained and cleaned. Doing this and changing out the filter are extremely important for every home owner to do.


Weatherproofing your home is a necessary chore we should all do anyway. Extreme amounts of energy are lost through the windows and doors, especially in older homes. Also, check for drafts with the fireplace flue.


All units need yearly maintenance to operate at their best. Your heating and air conditioning contractor is your best source for ensuring you unit is ready to be used. When your furnace is inspected and tuned up, it is way less likely to break down or cause you problems.


The furnace should be checked prior to the first cold-snap. A professional will clean all main furnace components, check the ductwork, filters, change the filters, check the thermostat, and check for safety. They will turn the unit on and listen for sounds and check for smells.


Normally, this will need to be done at least once per year. Other than that, the ducts may need to be cleared or cleaned out at some point. You can lose up to 60% of air. Chimneys should be check an cleaned by professionals before use so safety is guaranteed.


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