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These 3 Tasks Must Be Done before You Use Your Heater!

Temperatures are certainly cooling down now, signaling the start of the heating season. This is the time of year when you should be asking yourself if your heater is ready to do its job. The last situation you want to find yourself in is that of a broken down heating system in the dead of winter. Of course, temperatures may not be quite necessitating the use of your heater yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about maintaining your heating system.

This is something that should be done well before you actually need to use the heater, as this allows yourself time to have any necessary repairs addressed pre-winter. But what tasks does your HVAC technician perform during maintenance? Why is this service so important? Keep reading for answers to these questions.

1. We Will Thoroughly Inspect Your Heater

During your maintenance visit, perhaps the most important task our technicians will perform is that of your inspection. We’ll check your system to make sure it’s ready to function as it should, and that it doesn’t have any urgent repair needs. If repairs are necessary, we recommend scheduling them now so that you’re less likely to face an emergency later on.

2. We’ll provide a Comprehensive Cleaning

Were you aware that even just one dirty component can have a negative impact on your heating system? For instance, if you have a heat pump with a coil that’s blocked by a layer of dust, then that coil won’t be able to absorb heat from the outside air as it should.

 3. We’ll Adjust Components of Your Heater

As time goes on, various components of your heating system may become loose or bent—this is part of natural wear and tear. The problem may be as minor as a loose furnace panel or a bent flame sensor. However just because it’s not serious now doesn’t mean it won’t spiral into something more detrimental later. Without appropriate adjustments, wear and tear on your system may be accelerated.

If you haven’t already scheduled your Coeur d’Alene, WA heating maintenance appointment, contact ACI Northwest today!

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