But before you sign off on heating season 2018/19, it’s a good idea to get a jump on a few tasks that your heating equipment will thank you for once temperatures start dropping again later in the year (yes, that’s coming too…eventually).
Here are three important things you can do for your heating system in the spring weeks to come.
Clean your equipment. Heating equipment gathers lots of dirt and dust over the course of a working season – it’s a good idea to get that gunk cleared away before it attracts more and jams your equipment next fall. If you have a forced-air system that combines A/C and heating, spring is a good time to look for obvious problems like duct leaks and blocked flues or vents; it’s also the perfect time to check and change your system’s air filter.
Maintain your equipment. After a long, hard winter, your heating equipment can use a little attention from a heating pro. Early spring is a great time to tackle routine maintenance for your furnace or boiler, since expert technicians are easier to book during this “shoulder season.” Oh, and remember that gunk we talked about before? Routine maintenance will take care of that, too.
Consider sensible upgrades. Spring is a great time to upgrade your heating system – the price of heating equipment will often be lower than in other seasons (due to lower demand and incentives), and installation appointment times will be more plentiful. The other reason? Installing a heating system in spring is better simply because you won’t suddenly need heat the way you might during the fall or winter.