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Heating Tip: Essential Heating Maintenance Tasks

Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Perhaps one of the best things you can do for your furnace or heat pump is to perform routine maintenance. Here at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc., we’ve put together a list of some easy maintenance tasks that can both help to extend the life of your system and ensure that it runs efficiently all winter long.

Here are a few maintenance tasks you can do outside of scheduling regular service:

  • Change Air Filters: We all know that we should do this important task at least once a month during the winter, but many homeowners fail to remember this small chore. If you aren’t sure where to locate your filter or what type to buy, consult your owner’s manual or call one of our heating technicians to walk you through it.
  • Visually Inspect Components for Issues: You can visually inspect the components of your furnace or heat pump to look for any obvious signs of damage or deterioration. Remember to check return and supply vents in forced air systems for bent vent covers. Also, if you have a heat pump, don’t forget the outside unit. Make sure nothing is blocking airflow.
  • Schedule a Duct Cleaning Service: If you have not had your ductwork cleaned in a long time, it may be time to schedule a regular service. You can also help keep them clean by vacuuming out the vents on a regular basis.
  • Call for Service When Needed: While it may seem obvious, calling for a repair whenever you are having problems with your heater is an important part of maintaining your system. Don’t let a minor repair turn into a major expense! Call us ASAP for heating repair needs.

If you would like to schedule a routine maintenance visit or need other suggestions, call the Melbourne, FL heating experts at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. today!


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