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Winter's Coming! Time to Make Sure Your Heater is Working Properly

Well, summer is definitely gone: the days just aren’t as long and it’s definitely getting chillier in the nights. While you’re busy saying goodbye to summer and getting ready for the inevitable winter, one of the things that’s important to do is to make sure your heater is in tip-top shape before winter comes. After all, there’s nothing worse than being stuck with a malfunctioning or dead heater on a cold winter night—but that’s not the only reason, either. That’s why Greener Solutions Heating and AC are here to clue you in on why and how to check that your heater is properly functioning before winter arrives.

Why Should You Check Your Heater?

First and foremost, as with your car or gutter, you need to regularly maintain your heater to make sure it properly functions. You probably haven’t used it much in the last few months, and there could be different small issues wrong, which is why it’s important to check up on your heater. You can also have better energy efficiency with an inspection: at Greener Solutions Heating and AC, we’ll check gas pressure, amp draws, voltage, and other parts of your heater to make sure everything is operating at top efficiency. If you have a heat pump with low refrigerant, for example, it can easily make your heater run hours and hours that isn’t needed, leaving you with a shocking utility bill next month.

Checking your heater also ensures that it has a long life cycle, as well as increases the comfort of your home. If there are low humidity levels or excessive airflows, you’ll likely feel increasingly uncomfortable even if it’s running at the temperature you set the thermostat on. Getting a pre-season checkup means you’ll get a clean filter, since dirty filters mean more energy usage. They also tend to contribute to having no heat, so a clean filter will lead to more even heating in your home. Finally, getting your heater or furnace checked is a matter of safety: if it’s improperly functioning, such as there’s not being proper safety controls, there could be a flame rollout or excessively high temperatures which could lead to ruined equipment or a house fire in the worst case scenario.

Ultimately, it’s important to have your furnace or heater get checked up before the winter season hits and you start using it on a more regular basis in order to avoid the many different issues that could make your winter far less comfortable and safe.

How Do You Get Your Heater Checked?

Do you have no clue how to work with your heater besides turning it on? Don’t know how to properly maintain it or don’t want to take the risk? No worries! Throughout the Stockton, CA area, Greener Solutions Heating and AC can tune-up, repair, or replace your home's HVAC system. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years, and have the experience to solve whatever issue comes our way, so for a free estimate, call us today at (209) 252-3921! We look forward to hearing from you.

Categories: Heating, Maintenance