Heating systems have a way of breaking down when you least expect them to — and when you need them most. If you want to make sure your heating system doesn’t undermine your home comfort this winter, it’s important to do what you can to reduce your chances of a heating emergency. Here are our tips on how to avoid a heating emergency, and what to do if a problem does arise.
Schedule Annual Heating Maintenance
Regular HVAC maintenance is the number-one way to keep reduce your chance of a heating breakdown. We recommend scheduling a heating tune-up once a year. This will keep your furnace or mini-split clean and optimize it to run at peak efficiency. Regular tune-ups will also help you catch minor heating issues before they escalate into larger ones.
Check Your System’s Filter Between Visits
Even with regular heating maintenance, it’s important to check your system’s filter in between service visits. The filter is what keeps your indoor air free of dust and allergens, and it also prevents your furnace or mini-split from overheating. Be sure to check the filter about once a month, especially during the heating season. If, when you check the filter, you can no longer see light through it, then you know it’s time to clean or replace it.
Replace Your Equipment After 10 to 13 Years
Many northern Arkansas homeowners assume that it isn’t time to replace a furnace or ductless mini-split until it breaks down completely. However, because older heating equipment tends to run less efficiently and break down more frequently, replacing your equipment sooner can save you from rising heating bills and high repair costs. We recommend considering replacing your heating equipment if it is 10 to 13 years or older.
You Can Always Call Your Local Heating Experts
If you live in the Fayetteville area, remember that you can always call the heating specialists at BurtonWright. As your trusted local heating experts, we perform heating tune-ups, furnace replacement, ductless mini-split installation, and so much more — all while guaranteeing that the value of our work goes beyond the industry standard. When a heating emergency does arise, you can breathe easy knowing that we offer 24 hour emergency heating service. Be sure to add us to your phone’s contacts list so you know who to call in the event of a heating emergency!