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The Importance of Heater Maintenance in the Fall


As you get ready for a Central Florida winter, an important aspect that you should not overlook is scheduling heater maintenance before the cold season sets in. Since temperatures can plummet to the 40s in peak winter, it is imperative that your heater be functional and performing at its full potential when you need it most. Scheduling a professional annual tune-up every fall will ensure that you will not have to endure freezing temperatures in January because of a malfunctioning heater.

There are several advantages to performing a timely heater tune-up in the fall.

  • Advance identification of potential damage to electrical and mechanical parts
  • Repair of leaky hoses to prevent energy wastage during peak use
  • Clearing of debris from vents and grills to prevent growth of biological pathogens
  • Fixing of gas leaks that could cause health hazards
  • Cost savings in terms of future costly repairs and high utility bills

Our technicians will identify faulty wiring, damaged electrical or mechanical parts, leaks, and blockages during an annual fall tune-up. They will perform timely repairs so that your heater functions efficiently later on during the winter.

Cleaning the Heater Unit

The heater has several parts that can accumulate dirt and grime. Regular cleaning will prevent corrosion and ensure smooth operation. It will also keep the space free of mold and other biological contaminants that could be released into your living area when the heater is in use.

Our technicians will thoroughly clean several types of pollutants from your system:

  • Oil and grease buildup from lubricants
  • Vegetation from outdoor unit
  • Mold, mildew, and other microbial growth due to excess moisture
  • Insects, animal droppings, and feathers from grill and interior of outdoor unit
  • Water and other moisture due to leaks or clogged drains

Removing these contaminants will guarantee clean and safe breathing air.

Repairing and Replacing Heater Components

Your heater consists of several electrical and mechanical parts that may get damaged from routine wear and tear. During the annual fall inspection, our technicians will identify any damaged parts and repair or replace them as needed.

Several heater parts are prone to damage. Some things that can happen due to wear and tear include:

  • Burnt capacitor
  • Malfunctioning fan motor
  • Broken fan belt or fan blade
  • Frayed or burnt wires
  • Leaky coils or hoses

Timely repair or replacement of these components will save on utility costs and ensure that your heater functions smoothly during peak use.

Testing the Heater Unit

Several components may not be functioning as they should, driving up your heating bills. Our technicians will test specific components for potential malfunctions and fix them. This may include testing the safety switches, detecting blockages in the drain hose and drip pan, testing the thermostat, checking for dirty air filters, and looking for loose screws.

Making sure that all the heater components are working properly will help you to avoid high energy bills.

Augmenting the Heater System

Even if all the components of your heater are working fine, certain enhancements can improve your air quality and help you reduce energy wastage. Our technicians will make recommendations for such measures. This could include:

  • Extra air filters to further enhance clean air quality
  • A smart thermostat for optimum energy usage
  • Dehumidifiers for added comfort and reduced health hazards
  • Replacement of old parts before they malfunction

These additions and improvements can increase your comfort level, savings, and air quality.

Turn to the Pros

At Air Tech of Central Florida, we provide professional heater services in Longwood, FL, and throughout the counties of Seminole, Orange, West Volusia, and Osceola. We are EPA-certified and a member of the ACCA, and our team has been serving Central Florida since 1988. Our NATE-certified technicians will perform a thorough and systematic heater inspection to identify any problems and fix them promptly. We also perform heater installation and repair services. We provide same-day service and 24/7 emergency services for your convenience as well.

In addition to heating services, we perform air conditioner installation, repair, and maintenance. We conduct indoor air quality assessments and can suggest measures to improve the safety of your indoor air. In the commercial domain, we supply refrigeration systems such as ice machines, coolers, and freezers. We perform commercial refrigeration system repair with full parts and a labor warranty.

Contact us today to schedule a routine heater inspection and maintenance appointment for your Longwood home.

Author Bio:

Luigi Ferraro

Specializing in residential and commercial HVAC services, Air Tech offers a wide range of solutions to meet the heating and cooling needs of their customers. Their team of skilled technicians is trained to handle the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC systems with expertise and precision.

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