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Preparing Your Heater for the Fall

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while residents of Chino, CA know that there are plenty of hot days ahead, prudent homeowners will be looking ahead to the winter. The next month or so is the ideal time to do this, when you can perform preparations at your leisure, instead of scrambling when temperatures are cooler and there isn’t as much time. A friendly service technician can help with some steps, but you can perform at least a few of them yourself. We’ve provided a list below for you to peruse.

Schedule a Maintenance Session

Nothing beats a maintenance session from a trained technician to unclog burners, clean off dusty components and otherwise prepare your system for the winter. Maintenance also lest the technician check for larger potential problems in the system that you can get an early jump on

Clear the Area

Furnaces have vents and exhaust pipes, that should be kept clear in order to keep the system from overheating or exhaust form backing up. Clear a space of about two feet from around your heating system and clear the vents of any leaves or other detritus that may have built up.

Change the Filters

All heaters come with filters designed to catch dirt and contaminants as the furnace blows. Now is an excellent time to change the used filter for a new one. It also pays to stock up on replacement filters, allowing you to swap used ones out for new ones every month or so during heating season.

Add Weather Stripping

Weather stripping is a cheap and easy way to seal cracks around your doors and windows, helping your home better retain heat. It is available at any local hardware store, and can help lower your monthly heating costs as well as reducing strain on the heater itself.

Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for quality heater maintenance service.

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