Tony Oakman with Lee’s Heating and Air talks about why now is the time to put your AC to bed and turn on the furnace.
Tony says it’s just like regular maintenance for your car…you need to get a checkup on your furnace now to prevent expensive repairs in winter. In this economy we don’t need those expenses, especially when you can prevent them from occurring by scheduling a simple service call. You will also lower your utility bills and be more comfortable this winter by having a well-tuned furnace.
So, you should act now and schedule a maintenance service before the heating season starts. If there are any problems with your system, it’s better to find out before it’s freezing outside! And by putting your AC to bed properly, you’ll be better prepared before sweltering season begins.
To put your AC to bed, you simply need to turn the power off at the switch outside, and if you have trees over the condenser you can cover it with plywood or a canvas cover.
For turning on your furnace, Lee’s Heating and Air recommends you follow a few easy tips so that you can enjoy cleaner, healthier and more comfortable air all winter long.
Call Lee’s and Schedule a winter check up
Call Lee’s Heating and Air to perform a routine maintenance check of your heating system before winter. This checkup ensures that all components are working properly and safely.
Lee’s can also assess your current unity and assess if you should upgrade to a variable speed heating unit
Variable speed heating increases your family’s comfort and uses less energy. “Variable speed” refers to how a furnace’s indoor blower motor runs. When the furnace operates at varying speeds, you can better control airflow in your home. Two-stage, variable heating allows furnaces to operate at an energy-saving lower speed and a higher speed, when needed, for more consistent air circulation. With this steadier, smarter system, your furnace doesn’t have to turn on and off as frequently, and your home won’t experience severe drops or increases in temperature. So let Lee’s help you see if that will better help you stay warm this winter and cool in summer.
Now for some simple steps you can do on your own:
Check the program on your digital thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you can pre-set temperatures to match your family’s comfort needs and hectic schedules.
Change filters at least every 2 months
Replace your heating and cooling air filters every month that they’re in use. Operating your system with old, dirty filters means energy is wasted and your system may even be damaged. While you’re at it, check and clean the filters in your home’s air cleaners and humidifiers.
Check blower compartment and coils
If you have a forced air heating system check your furnace’s blower compartment and blower coils. Vacuum them if you see dirt and dust there. You should also check fan belt tension, and lubricate fan and motor bearings.
Don’t keep clutter near your furnace. It’s a fire hazard, and may keep your system from operating efficiently.
Set your ceiling fans
In winter months, set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling without generating a breeze.
Since we are in between seasons, Lee’s wants to reward the first 25 callers who call right now and ask for our pre-winter special. Lee’s will come out to your home to perform a checkup on your furnace to make sure it is running properly and safe for winter all for just 39 dollars. That’s a 167 dollar service for only 39 dollars. Plus, we’ll bring you a spa certificate valued at 35 dollars when we come to your home that you can use towards a facial or massage and take care of yourself as a bonus for taking care of your AC and furnace. You can find them online at www.leesheatac.com or you can call (801) 747-LEES.