Heating & Furnace Maintenance Services in Houston
In Southeast Texas, we almost forget that we have heaters in our homes, so it makes sense that we can neglect to maintain them. This neglect could result in waking up on that rare cold day in Houston only to find out your heating system isn’t working.
Having an annual heating maintenance in Houston service call from Nick’s Air Conditioning will help ensure your system is operating at peak performance. An additional benefit of a well-tuned heating system is the savings you’ll see on your energy bill almost immediately. Regular maintenance of your home’s air conditioning and heating systems can reduce your energy bills by as much as 20%.
Having a regular annual schedule for your HVAC system maintenance in Houston is also vital from a safety standpoint. Improperly functioning heating systems can create dangerous situations like gas leaks and carbon monoxide build-up.
When you schedule your system for a heating maintenance in Houston service call, Nick’s HVAC technicians will visually inspect your furnace and other heating components.
Nick’s Heating Maintenance Services Include
Check Thermostat Accuracy
While not much of an issue on newer HVAC systems since most modern units use a digital thermostat to monitor and control the temperature. In older heating systems that still use a mercury vial, it may be necessary for your Nick’s HVAC technician to manually clean and calibrate the thermostat.
Consider replacing any thermostat older than ten years. Chances are it’s no longer accurate, and newer models offer modern features like remote control of your HVAC system smartphone or tablet. More advanced smart thermostats can “learn” your family’s schedule, turning the AC on a few minutes before you get home, adjusting the humidity based on how many people are in the room, and keeping track of energy usage, system usage, and customized notification settings to let you know something’s not right.
Inspect Heat Exchanger
The heat exchanger is essentially the heart of your heating system, made up of a series of copper tubes or coils located just after the blower fan. When the coils are heated by gas or electricity, the air that passes across them is warmed. Heat exchangers must be checked regularly for signs of corrosion, as cracked heat exchangers can introduce carbon monoxide into your home.
Check Air Filters
Inspect all air filters in your heating system and replace dirty or clogged ones. It’s possible to see an immediate reduction in your winter energy bills simply by replacing your HVAC system’s air filters. Also, any dust and debris that has accumulated around your heating elements and intake vent will be cleared.
Inspect Gas or Electric Burner Assemblies
The gas burner assembly is where fuel, air, and spark come together to burn at high temperatures to warm your home. With most furnaces installed in attics and garages, your gas burner assembly is prone to getting dusty, which can cause it to fail to ignite your pilot light.
Check ALL Natural Gas Connections
Natural gas service, even when working exactly as it should, can be hazardous if the connections to your appliances aren’t installed properly. Your Nick’s HVAC maintenance tech will check all power connections for proper voltage and natural gas connections for signs of fatigue or leaks.
When Should I Schedule My Heating Maintenance Service?
Nick’s AC can perform furnace maintenance in Houston all year round, but the best time to schedule it is in the fall months. Maintaining your heating system just before the winter months will give you the security of knowing your HVAC system is ready for the challenge.
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