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What Goes On During Routine Heating Maintenance?

man-with-radiatorDaytime temperatures have cooled off, but they’re certainly not quite cold yet. Nighttime temperatures are hanging around in the 40’s, though, and cooling off into the 30’s on some nights. That means that your heater may well start making its rounds for the season very, very soon. The question is whether or not your heater will be ready to start off strong – and finish just as strong at the end of the season. Without a heating tune-up, there is no way that this will be the case.

Heating maintenance in Arvada, CO is not something that you can afford to gloss over. Just because your heater wrapped up the previous season successfully does not mean that it is ready to be thrown back into another one without some much needed TLC. The wear and tear on that system will catch up to it eventually unless you take the steps needed to keep it great working condition. Fortunately, that really only equates to picking up the phone and scheduling your annual tune-up with our team.

One Step You Can Take Yourself

By and large, heating maintenance is the type of job that demands the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer. That being said, there is at least one maintenance task that you can handle on your own, and it can benefit your heater greatly. That is changing your air filter regularly.

If you use a forced air heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, to keep your home warm, then you cannot wait for your scheduled annual maintenance to change that filter out. Sure, we’ll switch out the filter during the tune-up, but it needs to happen more than once a year.

Generally speaking, these filters are going to need to be replaced every 1-3 months. This helps to prevent a myriad of problems with your system that stems from the increased airflow resistance that clogged filters can generate. That aside, we’ll take care of the rest.

What We’ll Do

Vacuuming out the heater cabinet and changing the filter is all well and good, but thorough maintenance is a much more involved affair. When we tune up your system for you, we’ll do much more than that. A typical heating tune-up will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Check and clean blower housing/wheel/motor
  • Lubricate all moving parts as needed
  • Inspect evaporator coil/condensate drain assembly in heat pumps
  • Check refrigerant levels in heat pumps
  • Inspect heat exchanger/heating elements
  • Check for any gas leaks and inspect ignition system
  • Check electrical wiring/contacts

There is going to be some variation in tune-ups depending upon the system(s) being serviced. Whatever type of system you may use, though, our technicians will do the job right. Be sure to inquire about our Green Club Maintenance Plan, as well. Members receive many benefits, including the waiver of emergency service fees, priority service, discounts, and more, not to mention the peace of mind that your heater will work as efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. is here for all of your home heating needs.

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