Check out your heating system before cold weather sets in
Atlanta Heating System Check-Up
With the cold days of fall and winter upon us, you want to turn on your heating system to keep things warm and cozy. Since it recently became chilly in Atlanta, you will need to check out your heating system as follows to make sure everything is working efficiently.
- Look for drafts around windows, doors, electrical outlets, attic hatches, baseboards, and fireplace dampers. If you find any, seal the area with weatherstripping or caulking. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing drafts in your home can save up to 30 percent on energy bills.
- Check your air filters to make sure they are clean, which is typically near the main heating unit. Depending on your system, you may be able to wash your filter with soap and water. Let it dry completely before re-installing it. Otherwise, you can replace disposable filters with a new one.
- Make sure your thermostats are working by turning it on and raising the settings. Your furnace blowers should come on for a few minutes and be forcing heat through your vents. You may also need to replace the batteries. Keep your settings between 65 and 68 degrees to save energy. Note that if you smell something burning or strange, or if you hear unusual noises, turn off your system immediately and call for professional help.
Contact Empire Heating and Air Conditioning – Your Atlanta Heating System Check-up Experts
Finally, have your heating system checked out by the professionals at Empire Heating and Air Conditioning before you need to use the furnace daily. We can find problems, make recommendations, and repair issues that may save you a lot of money down the road. Your furnace may have a slight odor the first time it runs for the season. This should dissipate quickly, if not contact us today for a heating service appointment.