Even the most robust heaters require occasional repairs and upgrades. Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to lengthen the life of your heater. Being mindful of your heating system can help you watch for maintenance needs and have them taken care of promptly.
So, what should you be looking for? Here are a few common heating repairs and maintenance tasks that will keep your heating going strong!
- Replace the Filter: Some heating systems have air filters. You can easily replace your air filters yourself at home. How often you should replace your air filter varies based on variables such as usage and the occupancy of your home. However, replacing your air filter every 60-90 days is a good rule of thumb.
- Relighting Furnace Pilot Light: Sometimes furnaces encounter problems and the pilot light must be relit. This is a more technical repair so you may choose to have a professional visit your home to relight the pilot light.
- Malfunctioning Thermostat: This heating repair is less common. However, it can be serious! If your thermostat is not functioning properly, you may need to call an expert to repair it.
- Wear and Tear: Your heater may experience wear and tear over time. This may mean worn out ball bearings, a frayed blower belter, or may cause strange noises coming from your heating. Regular maintenance will help prevent these problems. A repair person can easily take care of these problems when they inspect your heating system.
Need help with heating repairs? Contact us at Sky HVAC, and we will be there to help!