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Start Thinking Ahead About Your HVAC Needs at the End of Winter

Spring is approaching, and that means the winter is almost over. Before you turn your heater off at the end of the season, there are a few steps you need to take in preparation. These steps can help ensure that your heater gets shut down properly and will be ready for winter again at the end of the year.

As part of this, we encourage you to schedule a maintenance appointment for HVAC in Palmyra, VA. Professional service is a great way to have peace of mind that your heater is working at its best so you don’t have any unwanted surprises when you turn it on again later in the year. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the steps you need to take with your heater before turning it off at the end of the winter season.

Check the Air Filter

Go ahead and put a new air filter in place before turning your heater off for the spring and summer months. You don’t want to leave a dirty air filter in the system for the next six months. A clean air filter is a great way to ensure you have a fresh start at the end of the year. 

When you go to turn your heater on for the first time in the fall, you won’t have to rush to the store to buy a brand new air filter right away. Plus, you’re ensuring that the inside of your heater can stay clean without extra dust and dirt sitting there over the spring and summer.

Wipe Down the Unit

We encourage you to wipe down the outside of your heater to help manage dust and dirt buildup. After you turn your heater off and allow it to cool down, you can also open it up and wipe down the inside of your heater as well. This is an especially important step if you have a gas furnace. 

Buildup can happen quickly, and allowing it to sit all spring and summer can turn the buildup into a tough grime that is more difficult to wipe away. Just like putting a clean air filter in place, this is a great step to ensure your heater is ready when it is time to turn it back on again. You’re doing all the work now proactively so that your heater is ready to turn on in the fall without any additional maintenance steps.

Check the Exhaust

It is common for the exhaust vent leading outside of your home to get clogged or blocked. Before turning your heater off completely for the spring and summer, check outside to make sure that your exhaust vent is clear of any debris or blockages. 

Just like buildup inside of your system, debris can get harder to remove if it sits for a long period of time. This also gives you an opportunity to complete an exterior inspection and pay attention to anything that looks out of the ordinary, so you can get it fixed now instead of putting it off.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. The team at Mack Morris Heating & A/C is here to help with HVAC and thermostat services, so schedule your appointment today.

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