Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Heating System

Are you prepared for colder weather? Winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to make sure your heating system is working properly. Metro Express Service, a respected Arlington heating company, can help ensure that your home is warm and comfortable this winter. We are an authority on [ac_and_heating] services in the Arlington area. Here are some helpful tips on preventive maintenance for your heating system.

Check the Air Filter
Your system should always have a clean air filter. Clean or replace filters monthly. A dirty filter will prevent proper airflow causing inefficient heating.

Check the Ducts
Check for leaks and broken or disconnected ducts. Improperly connected or crushed duct work can restrict airflow so that warm air never reaches its intended destination. Leaks can cause dust and humidity in the house. Seal connections between the furnace and main ducts. Seal or repair leaks and broken ducts or connections. A professional HVAC technician can check and repair duct problems as part of your regular heating maintenance.

Check the Burner Combustion and Heat Exchanger
Dirty burners or cracked heat exchangers will cause your system to malfunction. A crack in the heat exchanger could allow carbon monoxide gas to enter your home causing a life-threatening situation. Furnaces, especially older units, should be tested each year for damage and carbon monoxide leaks. Your HVAC technician can perform a combustion-efficiency test and check the chamber for cracks to see if you need a heating system repair.

Check the Blower
Clean and oil the blower and adjust blower control if necessary. Remove all soot, dirt, and corrosion from the furnace.

Check the Thermostat
With a central heating system, make sure your thermostat is working properly. A programmable thermostat can reduce heating costs by allowing you to schedule preset times that your heat goes on and off. Programmable thermostats can store six or more daily temperature settings.

Following regular heating maintenance can reduce your heating costs by 5% to 10% and prolong the life of your equipment. Metro Express Service is available to help you with your entire heating system repair and maintenance needs in the Arlington area. Please feel free to contact us at 817-516-0700.

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