Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

What Happens During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

tech-working-on-furnaceIf you have been a follower of our blog for long, then you already know what we think of HVAC maintenance—it’s important! After all, maintenance tune-ups are the only way to ensure that your heater or air conditioner runs as effectively and efficiently as it can, for as long as it can. However, it’s one thing to be told you need routine HVAC maintenance, and another to understand why. Fortunately, we are here to clear that up.

Before winter officially gets here and you start using your heater on a daily basis, we do want to alert you to some basic DIY maintenance tasks that homeowners can and should be doing on their own. One of these tasks is to change out the air filter as needed. The standard HVAC system air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality, but rather the system itself. If the air filters get too clogged up, they restrict airflow and cause a number of issues.

Depending on the type of air filters you have in place, you should be swapping yours out for a clean one every 1-3 months. During this time it’s also a good idea to clear away any debris and clutter from around the outdoor or indoor unit of your heater. Doing so will ensure there’s nothing to block airflow and efficacy.

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What Happens During Your Heating Maintenance Appointment?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceIt’s that time of year again—the time when we urge our customers to schedule their heating maintenance as soon as they can. We don’t do this to pester you, but rather to stress just how important of a service it is. This is particularly true for gas-powered systems. Gas-powered heaters aren’t inherently dangerous. But if they’re not cared for the right way as they age, then they can become dangerous.

What happens is that components start wearing down and malfunctioning, the burners get covered with dirt and grime, and small problems that could have otherwise been repaired go without service—leading to subsequent problems, with the worse being cracked heat exchangers. Cracked heat exchangers leak dangerous gasses—namely, carbon monoxide—into the living space, where it has the opportunity to make you and your family ill, or worse.

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Prevent Furnace Problems This Winter with Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIf you’ve ever had HVAC service done by our team before, then you’ve probably already heard our recommendation that you have maintenance done twice a year—once for your air conditioning system and once for your heater. We understand this can be an easy suggestion to dismiss—after all, why spend money that you don’t necessarily want to? Well, because not doing so could leave you spending a lot more in surprise emergency repairs, instead, in addition to other potential problems.

As HVAC specialists, we believe it’s a huge part of our duty to tell you why routine preventive maintenance is so important, particularly during this time of the year, when the temperatures are cooling and you’re preparing to turn on your heater for the first time. And especially if that heater is a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading to learn more about how HVAC maintenance can not only prevent furnace repair in Denver, CO, but also make your heating system safer and longer lasting overall.

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3 Steps to Ensuring Your Heater is Ready for Winter

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It’s taken awhile to get there, but we are finally feeling some cooler temperatures. While it may not be time quite yet to shut off our AC systems for the season, it is certainly time to start thinking about heater maintenance. A prematurely failed heating system is no less convenient than any other broken down appliance or system in your home.

In fact, it can be even worse, considering you could be stuck in the dead of winter with no form of heat. The number one way to ensure that this does not happen is by scheduling heating system maintenance. But what happens during this service appointment? Keep reading to learn what 3 steps our technicians take to prepare your system for the coming season.

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Is It Time for You to Schedule a Heating Maintenance Appointment?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

With recent temperatures still staying steadily up in the 80’s, it may seem silly to begin thinking about your heater. However, with the official start of fall occurring in just a couple of weeks, soon enough those nighttime temperatures will be dropping to a point that you’ll be very grateful for a properly working heating system.

Of course, your heater can only function at its peak performance if it is well taken care of. And that includes having routine preventive maintenance done on the system. Routine maintenance benefits homeowners in a number of ways. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your heating system in good shape with this service.

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It’s Not Too Late: Schedule Heating Maintenance Today!

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Think of the last time you had to call in a technician to fix your heater. More than likely, it happened on a particularly cold day, when the heater was working its hardest. You had to drop what you were doing and mess with the controls for a while, before finally deciding it was time to call a technician.

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A Quick Guide to Getting Your Furnace Ready for the Fall

Monday, September 14th, 2015

In just a few short weeks, you’ll most likely be shutting off your air conditioner for the rest of the year. Is your furnace prepared for the workload to come? One of the most neglected services in HVAC is the annual furnace maintenance visit. But as any technician will tell you, this is one of the best steps you can take to prepare your heating system for the fall. Take a look at why this is, and check out a few more tips for efficient furnace operation.

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Schedule Your Fall Furnace Tune-Up Today!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

With the beauty of fall drawing near and the pleasant change of weather that goes along with it, it’s easy to forget that the chill of winter is not far behind. Is your heating system prepared to handle the extra workload that is soon to come?

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