Turning On That Heat For The First Time? Preventative Maintenance Matters
If you’ve ever noticed that your home tends to welcome the fall season by stinking up the air with that burning, smoky smell, you’ll definitely want to give this a read.
As you probably know, your HVAC system has seasons, just like the year has seasons. In the summer, you cool. In the winter, you heat. In the spring and fall, however, you maintain! So, what should you do before you turn on your heat for the first time this fall? Watch and learn!
First of all, our professional recommendation is to call your heating and air company before you switch over that thermostat. There’s much, much more to a fall preventative maintenance visit than changing out a filter or cleaning the debris away from your unit. Remember, the heating components of your HVAC system have been dormant for many months, and unexpected problems can develop over time.
However, it may not be possible to have that routine maintenance done before you make the decision to turn on the heat. First of all, expect that burning smell. We get a lot of calls from concerned customers, but we assure you that in the majority of instances, this smell does not signal anything dangerous. You’ll notice it when your furnace turns on and begins to burn off the dirt and dust that has accumulated during the summer months. This debris builds up on the heat exchanger while your unit isn’t in use, and it’s perfectly normal. However, if this burning smell persists, you’ll want to call on a professional to check things out.
Here at Middleton Heat & Air, we offer an Annual Maintenance Agreement to ensure that your system is adequately checked in both the spring and fall. Preventative maintenance is essential to protecting your family’s comfort and safety. By signing up for a Maintenance Agreement with Middleton Heat & Air, you can ensure our HVAC technicians will thoroughly check and clean your system twice a year. We also test for carbon monoxide during our fall visits. Ready to schedule yours today? Click HERE to get started!