The temperatures are dropping in Colorado and the sweatshirt and extra blankets aren’t cutting it for helping you and your family stay warm between the time the sun goes down and when you go to bed. It is time to turn on your heater. Call a HVAC repair technician to do a check of your furnace or boiler and identify any heating repairs that need to be made. This is important to making sure your heater will work properly throughout the winter months.
Here are some ways to know your heater is ready to take on the cold Colorado fall and winter temperatures this year:
- Change out your air filters each year. This won’t affect the way your heater works in the short term, but in the long term, a dirty filter can lead,in the worst case scenario, to early failure of your furnace. In the best case, it can cause your furnace to work inefficiently and cost you more money.
- Make sure your pilot light is lit. On both a furnace and boiler a pilot light is what lights the heater to start working. If you go to turn on your heater and nothing happens, the pilot light might be out. However, there may be other issues associated with the pilot light that a trained HVAC technician would need to evaluate.
- Have an HVAC technician check and clean all the gas connections and heat exchanger. Also, ensuring the burning combustion and gas pressure are ideal is helpful for clean burning and avoidance of fire danger.
Contact Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating and Air for seasonal heating repair and regular maintenance services. We will help get your Fort Collins home or business HVAC system ready for the changes in the weather that come with each new season. With our help, you will know your heating system is properly functioning for the safety of your family.