It is important that your heating system works well and keeps running smoothly. Without a heating system, you will suffer from the severe cold this winter once your system begins to malfunction. Keeping your HVAC working well this winter can protect your furnace and systems. It is absolutely crucial that you don’t skimp on basic.

It is important that your heating system works well and keeps running smoothly. Without a heating system, you will suffer from the severe cold this winter once your system begins to malfunction.

Keeping your HVAC working well this winter can protect your furnace and systems.  It is absolutely crucial that you don’t skimp on basic maintenance or else you may end up with big bills to fix the systems in the long run.

You don’t need to be a professional to take care of the little things like checking your heating system and ensuring that they run smoothly. With a little bit of care and knowledge, one can always avoid major repair work costing thousands of dollars.

It is crucial that you perform regular inspections and simple maintenance to avoid major repairs and breakdowns as repairing an HVAC system may be very costly.

Check Your Thermostat

Checking your thermostat is a good way to start to see how things are working for your heating systems. This is the first step to knowing if your system is working properly or not.

It is recommended that at least twice a year you should turn the thermostat up and check if it is working properly.

During heater maintenance, one should always check if the heater is operating with the right settings or not. A correctly set thermostat is always more efficient and will save tons of money.

Check Your Thermostat

Clean and replace filters on time

Cleaning and replacing your filters on time is important for your heating system. Your HVAC system will start having issues with poor heater maintenance. If you do not change and replace your filters on time, you may face severe health issues such as allergies, rashes, respiratory problems and much more.

You may seek help from professionals if you aren’t skilled enough to replace the filters on your own. Changing your worn-out filters also depends on the frequency of use. If you use your heater extensively,  you may need to clean your filters once or twice a month.

Giving your heater time to cool down

Are you running your heater all day long? It is quite stressful for your HVAC system since it is not getting enough time to cool down. It’s vital that your heating system gets some break in between.

Say, your heater is turned on for the last 4 hours, for the maintenance of the system, turn it off for half an hour or so to let it cool down before turning them on again. If you need your heating system to run continuously, you may schedule occasional as well as frequent services or maintenance to prevent unwanted breakdowns.

Tune-Up the Heat Pump

Although, this isn’t something you should do yourself on this aspect of heating systems maintenance. To keep your system working well you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump.

Before your heat pump gets too hot or too cold You should tune up your heat pump twice a year. You may want to catch the issues before the heat pump starts to work harder.

Ensuring your heat pump is in good working condition will make sure you avoid excessive wear and tear. This will result in an efficient heat pump. You will also avoid developing bigger issues for your heating system.

Keeping Your Outside Unit Clean

To make sure your heating system is working well, do not forget to clean the outside area. Fallen leaves and debris will get in your way during heater maintenance.

You will also experience higher electric bills if there is any blockage found around the fan area. You will need to make sure the outdoor unit is also cleaned as well as cleared up.

Keep Internal Ventilation Clean

Inside the house, one is expected to keep the internal ventilation clean. Debris such as hair, pet hair, dust, dirt or waste may cause blockage to your internal ventilation unit.

Once this happens, your heating system will not function properly as it should and thus the heat won’t circulate well around the house. This inconsistent airflow will put extra stress on the system affecting the performance of your heating system which will result in lower efficiency and a reduced lifespan.

Don’t Overwork The System

An effective way for your HVAC system to work well is to reduce the amount of heating or cooling it has to do. You may want to undertake the following measures to not overwork the systems.

Leaky windows and doors:

Check your home for any leakage around the doors and windows. You will have to make sure that cold air or hot air is not entering your house as much as possible as this will put a huge amount of pressure on the heating systems. With air leaks, your systems will develop more serious problems and have a shorter lifespan.

Inspect your home:

Check for the window edges as well as door frames for any leakage so that outdoor air may not get in. You will also have to inspect that there is no leakage inside the house so that warm air may not get out of your home.

Seal the door frames and window edges:

Sealing the door frames, as well as window edges with just a simple foam strip, will save you a lot of money in the long run. This foam strip usually seals off the windows and prevents warm air from getting out of the house.

To perform the above task you may always consider hiring an HVAC professional to perform any energy-saving audit for your home. This will result in understanding the areas that might need to be addressed to reduce the impact of overworking your heating system.

Call Answer Air For All Your Heating and Ventilation System Maintenance in Sydney

Answer Air Services has always provided honest, reliable as well as affordable HVAC system maintenance services across all of Sydney. We are committed to keeping your heating system working well. With over20 plus years of experience in mechanical services and HVAC, our team will provide the best advice and complete mechanical service solutions to ensure your costs are kept to a minimum. All of our equipment is installed according to the latest Australian standards and procedures.

Call us today to keep your heating system working the way it should be.

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