Summer is in full swing here in Ogden. That means that most of us are using our air conditioners. Of course, there are important steps to take to maintain your air conditioner, as you can see in our previous blog post. But what about your heating systems? Most of us don’t plan on touching that heating system for a large chunk of the summer months. Does that mean it can be completely ignored? We wouldn’t recommend it! In today’s blog, we will look at some of the reasons to maintain your heating system during the summer and some of the things that you could (and should) do.
The professionals here at Champion Services can answer and any all of your HVAC questions. Feel free to reach out to us. And, of course, we are here to help with your HVAC maintenance during the summer and all throughout the year. So, contact us for summer heating systems maintenance in Ogden today!
Why Do I Need to Maintain My Heater in the Summer?
Here’s a scenario that you may or may not have come across. The summer months begin to wind down, the days start to get a bit shorter, and the temperatures begin to drop. Autumn is on the horizon. Naturally, that means the nights are starting to get quite cool. So, you go to kick on your heater for the first time all summer long. You flip the switch and instead of a blast of warm, comforting air, you get nothing. Nada. Maybe a whirring sound. Maybe silence. Maybe even cold air. In any case, you’re certainly not getting the warm breeze you’re looking for.
What happened? Sadly, this is a far-too-common scenario. If it hasn’t happened to you, consider yourself lucky! The reality is that heating systems are prone to wear and deterioration even when they’re not in use. The best way to ensure that you’ll get that blast of warm air during the fall is to maintain your heating system during the summer.
There are several important steps that you can take during the summer months to prevent this from happening. You especially don’t want to be stuck without a functioning heater during the winters here in Ogden. If you want to have a functioning heating system when you need it most, then just follow some of the steps below.
Simple Summer Maintenance
The first thing to keep in mind when doing summer maintenance is that you can’t prevent every issue. On top of that, there are some issues that simply demand a professional. This is when you should reach out to pros at Champion Services (but more about that soon). Despite the fact that you won’t be able to attend to and fix every single problem you run into, there are some relatively simple and straightforward steps you can take to keep your heating system functioning at its fullest capacity.
Change the Air Filters
Your heater or furnace will have air filters and those filters need to be changed. This is an issue all year round — and it’s something that many homeowners tend to neglect. This can be a problem for a range of reasons. Not only will it harm the overall functioning of your HVAC system, but it can even pose dangers like increasing the risk of fire in your home.
Even when the heating system isn’t actively running, it’s still an important step to keep an eye on the filters. Make sure that they’re in good condition, and don’t be afraid to change them if they look like they’re in bad shape. Contact Champion Services for any questions you might have regarding the state of your air filters.
Check Your Vents
Another simple step you can take to maintain your home heating system is to pay attention to the state of your vents. Even if the temperatures are high, it can be a good idea to kick on your heating system a handful of times throughout the summer — just to ensure that it’s working and that nothing is blocking the vents. Are there any unusual noises coming from the vents after you turned on your heating system? How about any unusual smells? These can be things to pay attention to — and they could prove to be bigger problems down the road if they’re not addressed soon.
Clean the Area
Lastly, you can help ensure that your heating system will be ready and raring to go during the colder months simply by keeping the areas clean. Part of the reason why it’s important to regularly change your filters and to check on your vents is to prevent the build-up of dust and debris. Cleaning your home and the areas around your vents and heating systems is a hugely helpful preventative measure. Cleaning these areas shouldn’t be reserved just for the Spring!
Professional Summer Maintenance
Beyond taking the above steps to help your heating system run smoothly, there are times when it’s appropriate to reach out to the professionals. Hiring professionals can go beyond simply changing filters or keeping the vents cleaned. The experts at Champion Services can reach areas that you can’t see. Our technical know-how allows us to check the overall performance of your heating system (as well as many other areas of your HVAC system and your home at large). We can test the airflow, examine the air duct, and make sure all moving parts are lubricated. It’s also important that your heating unit is functioning safely in order to prevent any carbon monoxide leaks. We can check that.
In short, the professionals can help to make sure that every aspect of your heating system is functioning and safe. You don’t want to take any risks when it comes to your HVAC. Not only can professionals prevent huge costs in the future, but — more importantly — we can help keep you and your family safe.
Heating System Maintenance in Ogden
These are just some of the things you can do. By making sure you provide this general maintenance on a regular schedule, you can be sure that you will have a working unit when the cold weather returns.
When you need a skilled professional, there’s no better place to turn than Champion Services in Ogden. You can trust that we are ready to help you maintain your heating unit and make sure it is working as it is supposed to at all times. And with all of our guarantees, you don’t have to worry about hidden costs or sub-par quality. We offer only the best. Contact us today for all of your HVAC and home maintenance needs.