Just in case you haven’t read “Top 5 Steps to Maintain The Heating and Cooling Program” yet, I’ll go through those health tips once more.
Alert! Also shut off the power before cutting panels for entry. Multiple power links may be feasible. When handling parts or reaching units, be careful. Call a doctor should you have any questions regarding your abilities to execute either of those activities.click to read more
Now that we got that our way, here are five more ways to keep your heating and cooling system going.
- Be sure the gear for outdoors is standard. When the foundation for your outside split-system machinery has changed or sunk, and the device is no longer straight, automatically re-balance it to ensure adequate drainage of moisture. If you see underneath the unit collecting water or ice, find a solution for draining it away from the equipment.
- Inspect your furnace before starting the heating season, both in the combustion area and in the vent system. Catching mud, soot or rust is an indicator that the machine may not work correctly or at its maximum performance. Call for operation, and do not work the furnace until a skilled mechanic inspects and/or restores it.
- To inspect oil-fired boilers annually, call in a professional. Each heating season a technician will remove your oil filter cartridge and conduct a detailed examination of activity of the device.
- Your humidifier should be cleaned at the commencement of each heating season. Check the files of your facilities for the proper procedure to clean the unit ‘s components, both internally and externally. This is a good time to replace your evaporator pad as it is due to be replaced every year. You may need to clean your humidifier more often, depending on the water quality in your region. Hard water and water with a high mineral content will produce scale and build up in your equipment which, if left unchecked, contributes to reduced productivity and an increase in problems.
- At least every three months, the ventilator will get their heart and air filters cleaned. This can be achieved simply by vacuuming the center of an energy recovery ventilator as long as it is clean of moisture and the ambient temperature between 60 F (16 C) and 75 F (24 C) is below. Soak your heat recovery ventilator cores for up to three hours in a solution of warm water and mild soap, and then rinse. To wash the ventilator air filters vacuum out the worst dust buildup and wash them in lukewarm water afterwards. Wait until they’re dry, before you reinstall them.