The temperature in Griffin, GA, slides downward throughout the month of October. By early November, we can expect overnight lows to settle into the average range of 40 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter how you look at it, 40 degrees is flat-out too cold to spend a night without a working heater. Fortunately, there’s still time to get your pre-winter heater maintenance done.
Turn Your Heater On
If you haven’t turned your heater on yet, be sure to do so today. After all, the first way to verify that your system is ready for the winter is by making sure it still runs. You should also change your air filter and listen for any odd sounds such as rattling. It’s common for heaters on their last legs to die as soon as the temperature drops below freezing. Therefore, if you hear or smell anything out of the ordinary, your unit may require an HVAC repair.
Get Your Heater Tuned Up
Similar to a car getting an oil change or a tune-up, your heater needs regular maintenance to help it provide peak performance. In other words, even if everything is working perfectly, you should still get a professional to look at the unit. Regular heater maintenance typically includes testing, cleaning, lubricating and checking all of the unit’s critical parts. Another bonus to this approach is that most minor problems can be caught and fixed before they become major issues.
Get Your Ducts Cleaned
If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, you should definitely consider getting your ducts cleaned too before winter comes. Otherwise, your heater will push dust and other particles throughout your house. Some people choose to get their ducts cleaned while their heater is undergoing regular maintenance. That way, they have the peace of mind that comes from having everything ready for the cold season.
We’re proud to provide several professional heating services. Our heating maintenance page contains more information, and you can also call (770) 988-5644 with any questions.