Fall: The Right Time For A Heating-System Tuneup

The San Antonio area can get pretty cold during the winter, especially at night. The last thing you want is for your heat pump or furnace to fail right when you need it most. Although there are a few things that you can do yourself, you should still call a professional contractor in order to get a complete heating-system tuneup.

  • Self Maintenance: Maintaining your heat pump can result in saving 10-25 percent of its energy use compared to heat pumps that are not maintained, resulting in quite a bit of savings on your energy bills. Change or clean your filters around once a month. You should also be able to clean any outdoor coils. Dirty filters and coils will result in a reduced amount of airflow through your system. You can also turn the fan off and clean it, removing any debris from the unit. When it comes to maintaining your furnace, you can do simple tasks such as making sure to remove any dirt, corrosion or soot from the furnace.
  • Professional heat pump maintenance: A contractor will be able to carefully inspect your heat pump and find and repair any duct leaks. He or she will measure the airflow and the refrigerant charge to make sure the unit is running as efficiently as possible. The contractor will also inspect the electric terminals, repair thermostat operation, clean and tighten its components and more.
  • Professional furnace maintenance: You will want a contractor to come in to check the combustion chamber for cracks, adjust the blower control and supply-air temperature, and test for carbon monoxide to make sure your heating system is not producing it at a dangerous level. The contractor will be able to repair any problems or suggest a replacement if necessary.

Don’t get caught in the cold with a malfunctioning heat pump or furnace. Follow these DIY tips, but be sure to get a professional heating-system tuneup as well. Contact Beyer Boys for expert heating-system tune-ups in the San Antonio area.

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