What are the common signs that indicate my heating system needs repair?
The obvious sign is that your heat isn’t working or that it seems to be struggling to keep your home warm. Other problems to look out for include unusual sounds or smells coming from your furnace or boiler. If your pilot flame is yellow instead of blue, it means you have a dirty burner which can put your home at risk for carbon monoxide. If your system seems to be cycling more than usual or if your heating bills have gone up, it could indicate the beginnings of a bigger problem.
What is HVAC maintenance?
Annual HVAC maintenance involves making sure that the furnace in your home is working properly, efficiently and safely. It means during an HVAC appointment, Applewood’s expert technicians will inspect any parts that could cause your system to fail or compromise your health.
Why is HVAC maintenance important?
Regular system checks to your heating system ensure that it will work when you truly need it. With the dangerously cold temperatures during Colorado winters, keep your family safe by making sure your furnace doesn’t show the warning signs of early failure and that it doesn’t pose any health risks to your home. Regular maintenance also ensures that your system runs efficiently to save you money on heating costs.
How often should I schedule maintenance for my heating system?
Annual maintenance is normally sufficient. We recommend you schedule your furnace or boiler checkup in the fall before temperatures get too cold. Of course, if you notice changes in your system or encounter problems with your heat, call Applewood right away.
What are the advantages of programmable thermostats for heating systems?
If you don’t have one, a programmable thermostat is a worthwhile investment that can help your heating system run more efficiently. And it can save you money on your heating bills. Easily set your thermometer for when you’re home and save money while you’re not. You can even schedule your heat to come on before your alarm in the morning to avoid tip-toeing across cold floors.
How often should I change the filter in my heating system?
To keep your system clean and efficient, and to keep the air quality in your home from suffering, we recommend that you change your filter at least every other month. If you need help finding your filter or knowing what type to use, an Applewood technician can walk you through the first filter change.