Just because it’s warm outside, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your home’s furnace. In fact, the off-season is the perfect time to concentrate on your heating equipment in order to protect your home and keep your energy costs low.
Winters here in Northern Michigan can be brutal, which makes a reliable heating system critical to your comfort. If you find that yours isn’t heating your home adequately, you may be able to fix the problem yourself. Try the following furnace troubleshooting tips before calling your HVAC specialist.
Whether you are thinking about getting a new HVAC system or musing about making repairs or upgrading equipment to extend the life of an existing system, there are some key points to weigh up. These include analyzing the effective life of different heating and cooling systems, comparing purchase and installation costs, and determining ongoing maintenance and operating costs. Ever-popular gas furnaces must be one of these systems you look closely at.
Like any system, the air-source heat pump has its pros and cons. Even if you’ve heard about how efficient heat pumps are, you may be wondering how they handle Northern Michigan’s frigid, snowy winters. The answer depends in part on your individual situation.
A fall heating checklist contains the furnace maintenance issues you’ll want to address before the cold winds blow. Furnace malfunctions are most likely to occur at one of two times: the first startup of the season or the coldest spell of the winter. Having a trained HVAC professional deal with the former greatly reduces the chances you’ll need him for the latter.
Taking steps to winterize your home can result in significant savings, better home comfort and reduced damage to your home from extreme winter conditions. Carve out some time in your schedule to conduct the following tasks:
Your annual fall checklist includes many things. Clean the gutters, disconnect hoses, inspect the roof. This year, make sure you add furnace maintenance to the list so you keep warm and cozy during the cold Grand Traverse County winter.