How do you turn on a furnace? It is still a way off, yet it is surprising how many people forget to go through their AC maintenance in time for the fall and end up turning on their furnace to find an issue.
If you don't want to be one of them and want to save money on heating bills and potential repairs, there are a few things you can do, or you can leave them to the Tempe AC maintenance professionals.
Check Air Filter Regularly
It may seem minor, but a dirty filter has a significant impact on the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.
If your air filter is clogged with dirt and debris, it will have difficulty drawing air from your home, limiting the amount of warm air your system can create.
You could cause severe damage to your system depending on how long you let your system run with a dirty air filter in place.
So, how can I tell if my air filter is clogged? The purpose of your air filter is to gather dirt, so if you see a tiny layer of dirt or debris on it, it's good.
It's time to replace your air filter if it looks thick and clogged, and you should check your air filter every 1-2 months from now and make sure it is clean.
Tempe AC Maintenance Can Test Thermostat
Your thermostat controls your heating system and detects the temperature in your home, and tells your heating system when to turn on to achieve the temperature you've set.
That stated, before you turn on your heating system, double-check that your thermostat is set appropriately.
Check Your Fan is Set to AUTO, Not ON
When you set the FAN to AUTO, it will only blow air into your house after being heated.
When the FAN is set on, it will blow air whether the room is heated.
Ultimately, this might cause discomfort in your home and a constantly running blower motor, which can lead to costly repairs.
So, before you turn on the heat, ensure sure the FAN setting on your thermostat is set to Auto.
Tempe AC Maintenance Can Set You to Heat
This occurs more frequently than you might think. It's easy to forget that your thermostat has been in a cooling mode for the last 6-7 months. Check that your thermostat will heat rather than cool to guarantee that your system is operating correctly.
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