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3 Ways You Can Avoid Heating Problems

Living in a hot climate is no excuse for overlooking the needs of your home heating system. When things cool down enough to make your home uncomfortable—which can and will happen—you need your heating system to rise right up to the challenge.

That’s not going to be possible if you’re not setting your heater up for success.

And that is exactly why we’re focusing on ways in which you can help to avoid heater repair in Tallahassee, FL. Do you use your heater as much as your air conditioner around here? No, of course not. Is it just as important? You betcha!

1. Change Your Air Filter. Seriously.

We cannot stress this enough. Yet, no matter how much we stress it, some folks just don’t seem to listen. So we’re going to say it again. 

Change your air filter. Seriously.

When you have a dirty air filter in your forced air heating system, you put a lot of unnecessary strain on that system.

You don’t have to worry about declining indoor air quality. This isn’t that kind of filter. 

You have to worry about overheating your system, short-cycling, and the many problems that can result from that wear and tear. Changing your filter is cheap and simple, and it makes a major difference.

2. Pay Attention to System Performance

Again, we don’t use our heaters as much as our ACs. That means that there is less opportunity to notice that something is wrong. Watch out for any irregularities, and take them seriously. These may include:

  • Short cycling
  • Strange sounds
  • Odd noises
  • Uneven temperatures
  • Subpar cooling output

Recognizing these issues is just the first step. The next step is reporting them immediately. The sooner you schedule professional repair services, the better off your heating system is going to be.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

If there is one single step that you need to take in order to minimize the risk of heating problems, it’s scheduling routine maintenance. There is just no way in which you can hope to get the most out of your home heating system if you don’t have it tuned up by a professional on an annual basis. Maintenance keeps the system in optimal working condition, meaning:

  • Better efficiency
  • Better reliability
  • Better system lifespan

Plus, our Peak Performance Service Agreement means that you get additional benefits. We’ll:

  • Replace filters
  • Treat evaporator coils with a self-rinse residual cleaner
  • Lubricate motors and drive bearings
  • Adjust or replace blower belts
  • Treat condensate pan for algae
  • Clean drains, p-traps, condensate pumps
  • Check thermostats for proper operation and calibration
  • Inspect and clean condenser coils
  • Check refrigerant charge
  • Check relays and contacts for loose or burnt connections
  • Check motors for amperage draw
  • Secure access panels
  • Check crankcase heaters

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions that you may have. From the hottest days of summer to the coolest nights of winter, we’ve got your comfort covered.

Schedule your heating services with Parker Services Inc. Comfort’s just a call away!

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