People think that the dessert is hot all through the year. However, it can be very cold in the winter in Lehi. Below we will show you how to prepare your Lehi heater for Winter.
1. Thermostat Check
A great way to begin is to check the thermostat on your heating unit. Make sure it powers on and off as intended. Does it have fresh batteries if it uses them? Does the heating system come on even if you don’t need it right now? Be sure to do these steps for all thermostats on the property. One great way to make sure it works it to set it to your regular heating temperature. For example, if you like it at 68, set it to that. Then use a traditional thermometer to ensure the heater is heating to the correct temperature.
2. Change the Air Filters
This is one of the most essential steps to any air conditioning and heating maintenance plans. Filters are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can cause problems to the system if left unchanged. Dirty air filters become clogged. This causes the unit to work harder than it normally has to. The extra stress increases your power bills and can cause your heater to break down before its time. The clogs in the filters can also come loose and get into the system’s sensitive components, which are expensive and timely to repair.
3. Listen for Trouble
We don’t want your heating unit to break down when you need it most. Here are a few signs that a breakdown may be on its way.
- Strange noises when powering on, powering down, or during use.
- Strange smells coming from vents or unit itself.
- Unit takes too long to heat the property.
- Unit blows air that is not warm enough for the home.
Be sure to contact an experienced and licensed HVAC professional in your area if any of the above apply to your heater or you suspect there may be an issue with it.
More on How to Prepare Your Lehi Heater for Winter
Now that you know how to do basic heater maintenance, we do not recommend you perform advanced techniques your own. Use the services of an experienced HVAC professional in your area to help you maintain and repair all of your cooling and heating systems. If you live in Lehi or the surrounding areas, feel free to get in touch with us to learn more on how we can prepare your heater for winter.