Essentials for Proper Heater Maintenance

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Essentials for Proper Heater Maintenance

With the temperatures gradually dropping and winter fast approaching, many clients are reaching out to us for heating maintenance services. This is an essential step for a warm and cozy indoor environment. Throughout our time providing HVAC repair in Jenison, MI, the Valley City Mechanical team has also helped countless clients maintain their systems.

Proper maintenance ensures your system achieves maximum performance, efficiency, and lifespan. Below are maintenance essentials we tell our clients not to skip.

Inspect And Replace Filters

Leaving filters unchecked for a long time means they accumulate dust, minimizing the system’s efficiency, effectiveness, and lifespan. This is why we recommend having routine HVAC services so you can have them checked and aptly replaced if need be. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend changing them at least once every three months. Clients with oil-fired boilers or furnaces should replace the oil filter at least once annually.

Check The Thermostat

The thermostat ensures your system keeps the indoor temperature at optimum levels. Simple inspections can help you see if it is working fine, contributing to the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. During maintenance, you can remove the cover (most models have simple snap-offs), use a soft brush to get rid of dust and grime in the electrical components, and replace the batteries as needed.

Tune-Up The Heat Pump

Clients should call professionals at least twice a year for this. Tune-ups are best done before cold weather sets in. It is an essential HVAC maintenance task because it allows us to catch issues before they can affect the heat pump’s operation.

Clean The Vents

Dust, debris, pet dander, dead skin, and other particles can accumulate in a home’s internal vents. All of those can impact the indoor air quality and cause the heating system to work harder to push air into the home. That puts extra stress on the system, affecting its efficiency and performance. Therefore, we recommend cleaning the vents once every two years.

Valley City Mechanical is a family-owned HVAC company with over five decades of experience in the industry. We provide services from HVAC installation to maintenance and repairs and we guarantee fast response times, integrity, honesty, and affordable prices. Experience peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a service!