It’s time to get your heating system prepared for the cool weather ahead. We know that we have a few warm days left, but the crisp chill of fall will be at your doorstep before you know it. Now is the time to start thinking about your heating in Staten Island, NY. We understand everything that needs to occur to make sure you’re prepared.
Today, we’re going to take some time to list out the steps for you. There are several things that need to happen to make sure you’re warm in the next few months. Luckily, our professionals can help you through this process in no time.
How to Prepare Your Home’s Heater for Winter
These are some things you can do to improve your upcoming winter season comfort:
Swap Out the Filter
The first thing you want to do is swap out your heater’s filter. Your HVAC system has a filter that should be swapped out every few months. We specify every few months or once a season because it prepares an HVAC system for the work it has to do ahead.
Early fall is the perfect time to swap out your filter. It’s simple to do. All you need to do is walk over to your heater, locate the old filter, firmly grasp it on both sides, slide it out, and replace the previous filter with a new one. This is going to help your heater perform better.
Maintain the Heater
Maintenance is the key part of preparation. If you’re wondering about maintenance, then we want you to schedule an appointment with us. We’re going to help you get your heater in perfect shape for the seasons to come. We even have a maintenance plan that you can enroll in.
Note Any Persistent Problems
What problems did you have last winter? Think back and note any of the issues that you experienced. Note things like a lack of comfort, rising energy bills, odd scents, weird sounds, or anything else that’s going on that could potentially disturb your peace this upcoming winter. We’ll help you repair these issues.
Consider Small Upgrades
Not every upgrade needs to be a complete overhaul. If you want to upgrade smaller parts of your home’s HVAC system, then we’d suggest you start with the thermostat. This part of your HVAC system is small but powerful. It’s the leader of your heating system, and we’ll help you find an updated model for your needs.
Consider Large Upgrades
So sometimes the small upgrades aren’t going to cut it. If you’ve had a long time with your home’s heater, you might want to consider upgrading to a new heater entirely. Your heater should last you about 10–15 years. If you’re ready to upgrade, we’re the ones who can help you. You don’t have to immediately upgrade to a new version of your old model. There are other options out there and we’ll help you explore them.