Autumn has begun, and along with its arrival here in 2020 comes the cooler weather. We can finally break out the jackets, candy, turkey, and pumpkin pie! Also, we can break out the to-do list! Besides raking the yard or preparing the plants for colder temperatures, it’s a good idea to get your home ready for the temperature drops that are incoming. Your home’s heating system has likely not turned on since last winter. When Old Man Winter starts huffing and puffing, you need reassurance that your furnace or heat pump is already prepared to fight off the chill so that you and your family stay comfortable and happy.
All brands of HVAC heating equipment have guidelines that recommend regular service and safety checks. These inspections are to assure that the equipment is operating efficiently, and to prevent any failures on the coldest nights. In fact, even a newer HVAC heating system often won’t be covered under a warranty if it’s been neglected for an extended period of time. Last year, in fact, we had a customer who needed a new Heat Exchanger under warranty, and the manufacturer required proof of regular yearly service. The customer had a paper trail of regular maintenance, so the warranty parts were approved after we supplied copies of the documents.
This doesn’t always happen- but it does on occasion. In addition, not having regular service doesn’t mean that you will have a breakdown in your heating system- yet, consider that a routine heating service is much less expensive than an emergency repair of a furnace or heat pump. Also, heat pumps use refrigerant to help warm your home, so it’s a good idea to know if the levels are correct as we transition into winter.
An HVAC service and heating tune-up from Atlanta Energy Solutions will keep your heating system operating efficiently, and it will lessen the chance that your home will be needing major repairs during the coldest parts of the year. Call us today at 404-803-7471 to find out more!