Maintaining your equipment
Think of your home heating system like a car—a little tune-up goes a long way. Proper maintenance by a qualified HVAC contractor will help you spot emerging problems and keep it running efficiently.
- Schedule an inspection with a licensed contractor at least one a year, before the start of the heating season.
- Check thermostat settings to make sure the system turns on and off at the right temperatures.
- Clean or change furnace filters regularly—see your owner’s manual for details.
- Have ductwork checked annually for cracks, dust buildup, rust or mould.
- Check boilers for standing water or leaks.