Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Time To Think About Your Heater: 5 Steps You Should Take To Get Your Heater Ready For Winter

Isaiah Chapman

With the temperatures blazing outside, the last thing you want to do is think about your heater. However, summer is the perfect time to get your heater prepped for winter. Don't worry. You don't have to activate your heater to get it ready for cold weather. All you have to do is give it some much-needed maintenance. Here are five steps that will get your heater ready to keep you warm this winter.

Change the Filter

Before you fire up your furnace this winter, you'll need to replace the filter. A dirty filter can clog up the works and keep your heater from working efficiently. While you're changing the filter, you should take your vacuum and clean out the filter compartment. This will ensure that your new filter doesn't get clogged with old dirt. For maximum benefit, you should switch your filter at least once every three months.

Check Your Thermostat

This is a good time to inspect your thermostat for problems. If your thermostat uses batteries, you should install fresh ones before winter arrives. You should also check for loose or damaged wires. If you notice problems with the wiring, you should have a service technician take care of the repairs for you.

Clean the Burners

During the summer, dirt and dust can build up on your furnace burners. When that happens, your heater may have to work harder to keep your home warm. Unfortunately, that overwork can lead to malfunctions, which can leave you without heat this winter. Before winter arrives, brush the dirt and dust off the burners and then use a shop vacuum to remove the rest. If you see signs of rust or corrosion on your heater, you should contact your service technician.

Check the Heater Vents

Before the cold weather arrives, make sure your vents are clean. Dirty vents can cause a decrease in airflow through your home. Not only that but when your vents are dirty, the contaminants inside the vents can blow through your home, causing you to breathe in dirty air. Remove the vent covers with a screwdriver and use your vacuum to clean out the vents.

Schedule a Service Call

Once you've taken care of the do-it-yourself portion of your heaters maintenance, it will be time to schedule a service call. During this visit, your heating services technician will be able to clean your heater and take care of any repairs that might be necessary.

Winter is just around the corner. Time to get your heater prepared for the cold weather. The information provided here will help you keep your heater in tiptop shape.