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5 Things to Do Before Turning off Heater Until Next Winter

heater system maintenanceSpring has sprung, and if you’re like many of us, you can’t wait to turn off your heating system, open some windows and welcome the fresh air inside. But before embracing the warmer temperatures, there are a few things you need to do before shutting off your heater this season. The team at Clay’s Climate Control can help make sure you’re ready with our heating system maintenance checklist. 

The Importance of Post-Season Maintenance

As we say goodbye to the bitter temperatures, it means your heating system finally gets to take a much-needed break. Before you shut it down for good, performing post-season maintenance can ensure it works at optimal efficiency next year. Check out our helpful tips below to guarantee your heater is working its best for winter 2023! 

Replace the air filterA quick and easy job, you’ll want to replace the air filter before you shut your system down. A clean air filter improves airflow and air quality inside your home. By doing this simple task, you can help the efficiency of your air conditioner this summer or save time and ensure a clean filter is in place before next winter. 

Clean the unit – Cleaning your heating system removes dust and debris that has built up throughout the winter. It can also mitigate fire hazards. 

Do a visual inspection – While tinkering with the electrical connections that make up your heating system is never recommended, it’s still a good idea to inspect it for dents, strange noises, excessive dust buildup, and other inconsistencies. If you notice anything that seems out of place, contact the professional team at Clay’s Climate Control, who can look over your unit and provide necessary repairs.

Don’t store items near the furnace – Many homeowners make this common mistake. Remove items near the unit to prevent a possible fire. 

Check the pilot light if you have one – If you have a gas furnace, check the pilot light. A well-maintained pilot light should burn blue, shouldn’t waver, and should remain steady while on. If your pilot light is orange, this indicates impurities and potential issues.  

Schedule professional heater maintenance – After you’ve tackled the above to-do list, it’s a good idea to schedule a heater maintenance service from a professional. Professional heating services should be completed at least twice a year to keep your system working optimally. During heater maintenance, your tech will check various components that make up your system and provide cleaning and parts lubrication to restore and maintain your unit. 

Heating System Maintenance with Clay’s Climate Control

At Clay’s Climate Control, we provide expert heating services to residents in South Jersey and along the Jersey Shore. From boiler repairs to emergency services, our technicians are here to help you. When you choose to work with our team, you can expect timely, affordable, and efficient service. If you’re ready to schedule your heater maintenance before summer arrives, contact our team today at 609-916-1106. We look forward to serving you!