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Is Your Heating System Ready for Winter?

Your heater is probably going to get a fair amount of work this winter. As the temperatures drop, homeowners around Palm Beach County will be firing up their furnaces and raising the thermostats to stay comfortable. But do you know if your heater is fully-prepared for the long months of use ahead? If not, you could find yourself dealing with a major breakdown and the need for an expensive emergency repair. Here are a few things you can do to get your heater ready for the months ahead.

Change Your Air Filter

The overwhelming majority of households don’t change their air filter as often as they should, and many haven’t changed their filter in a year or more. What these people don’t realize is just how much money they could be wasting. Not only does a clogged air filter waste more energy by reducing airflow over your heating coils (thus meaning less heat actually gets sent into your home) but it also leads to a lot of additional wear and tear on your system and more breakdowns. Filters cost a few dollars and are available in most home improvement stores; swap yours out and your system will thank you.

Clear the Area Around Your Heater

The area around your heater is usually full of dirt, dust, and other debris that all causes extra wear and tear on your system. Cleaning the area around your heater will allow a much greater airflow through it, enabling it to produce more heat and get your home to your desired temperature more quickly while using less energy.

Schedule a Tune-Up

A tune-up service performed by a Palm Beach County heating professional can make a huge difference in everything from your heater’s effectiveness to its reliability to how much it costs you to run it. A well-tuned system not only uses less energy in order to function, but actually functions better than a system that hasn’t been looked at for some time. A tune-up service can also help you avoid a system breakdown, which will cost you a lot more in the long run when you’re forced to pay for an emergency repair. Overall, each of these things could save you a bundle when you fire up your furnace this winter.

Schedule your furnace tune-up service by calling Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at 888-660-4337!
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