The demand for HVAC service calls typically slows down in the colder months making it the perfect time to check for potential issues and schedule any repairs. It’s imperative to stay on top of your businesses HVAC. A major repair could mean closure and loss of income. Stay ahead of any problems with these tips to keep your system running through winter.
Calibrating your thermostat to ensure that it is working correctly is one of the simple maintenance steps you can do to help your system work properly and to save you some money. Simply dust the thermostat’s internal components. Turn your heating system on and tape a thermometer to the wall beside the thermostat loosely enough that you can slip a towel between the wall and the thermometer. Wait 15 minutes. If your thermostat’s reading doesn’t match the thermometer’s, use the calibration screw to re-calibrate the thermostat. If there is no calibration screw, contact a technician.
Another simple task you can do yourself is replace dirty air filters. As filers get dirtier, the air flow is restricted, and this makes your system work harder. The life of a filter depends on the size so it’s important to always check the manufacture’s suggestions on how often to replace them. If you still aren’t sure if your filter needs to be replaced, take it out and hold it up to the light. If you can’t see the light through it, it’s time for a new filter.
If you have noticed any strange noises, poor temperature control, a spike in your heating bill, or anything that looks different on your furnace, take the time now to call a technician to inspect your system. Some issues can be solved with a simple cleaning, but others may be a warning sign of worse issues to come. Quigley technicians are trained and skilled at diagnosing problems and fixing the problem quickly. If you have any questions about your heating system or if you just want to be proactive, contact us to schedule a service call today.