As winter approaches, it’s time to prepare your heating system for the cold months ahead in Asheboro, North Carolina. Performing basic tasks and preventive maintenance can help to ensure that your furnace will run efficiently all winter. As a result, it’ll keep your family cozy through the long winter months.

Tasks a Homeowner Can Perform

There are several tasks that a homeowner can complete to prepare their heating system for the winter. It’s very important to change air filters on a regular basis. They trap dust and dirt before getting the chance to circulate in the furnace and your home.

You should also check the outdoor unit. Clear away any dirt, debris, or stored items around the system to prevent a fire hazard and for good airflow around your furnace. If you stay on top of these regular cleaning tasks, your heating system won’t have to work so hard to run smoothly.

Tasks a Professional Should Perform

There are many reasons to hire a professional to prepare your heating system for winter. Our service technicians are highly trained and have the tools needed to safely inspect and service your furnace. Some of the tasks we will perform include:

  • Inspecting all gas and electrical connections
  • Making sure the motor fan and blower are running properly
  • Checking lubrication levels
  • Testing the ignition systems
  • Checking the thermostat

If repairs are necessary, we may complete them during the inspection so that your furnace will be ready to warm your home right away. Preventive maintenance can help to keep your furnace running efficiently for years to come. It can also keep energy and repair costs low.

Repair or Replace?

If your heating system is old and wasn’t running well last winter, it may be time to consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient model. Here are some other signs that it may be more cost-effective and safer to replace your furnace:

  • Notice your heating bills are rising
  • Spending increasingly more on repairs
  • Furnace is not heating your home effectively
  • Warranty has expired

Do you want to schedule an appointment to have your furnace serviced? Call Charlie’s Heating & Cooling today at (336) 629-5453. Our team will make sure your furnace is ready to heat your home efficiently through the winter.

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