Every heating system has likely rested for a while during the hot summer. However, when the seasons change, it is a good idea to check and ensure your new heat system is cold weather-ready before you actually need it. Nobody wants to come home in a cold room when it is nearly freezing outdoors when the heater isn't working.
Checking your new heat system regularly before it gets cold is the simplest method to avoid failure. With early checking and preparations of your new heat system, you may ensure that your system is prepared to run safely and effectively. Despite your best efforts, if your new heat system has left you cold, you can check a few things before asking for a heater professional to spare you some frustration and get your new heat system functioning more quickly. Here's how to check your new heat system to ensure it's in excellent operating order.
1. Check the air filter.
The filter significantly impacts the cost of your energy, your home's overall energy efficiency, and the air quality of your new heat system. It is important to clean the air filters to preserve the effectiveness of your new heat system. But before checking, shut off the circuit breaker at the main heating system electrical panel. Following that, you can now check the new heat system filter. If you don't do this, you'll restrict the airflow and wind up heating your home with more energy than is necessary.
You can avoid that anxiety by getting extra furnace filters during the off-season. Polyester filters are recommended to improve indoor air quality in the winter and last longer than conventional fiberglass filters. Furthermore, ensure the cover is properly closed before changing the air filter in your new heat system.
2. Test the thermostat
After checking or replacing the filter, you can turn on the new heat system again. Now you may check to see if it functions properly. Test your thermostat while the furnace is running after turning it on. Make sure your home is heating up according to the thermostat. You should contact your new heat system company to assess and repair your system if nothing happens after 15 to 20 minutes. You shouldn't experience any problems if it feels warmer.
Moreover, investing in a programmable thermostat is also good, so you won't have to modify your settings manually. Thanks to modern programmable thermostats, you have complete control over your new heat system. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can maintain your home's comfort while reducing energy consumption.
3. Ensure that all carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operational
Check your carbon monoxide detector before you start using your new heat system. Even if your batteries aren't fully dead, replacing them at the start of the season is best. You can put them to other uses knowing that your carbon monoxide detector will continue to function during the heating season. Also, get one immediately if your home does not have a carbon monoxide detector. A carbon monoxide detector will beep and warn you if these odorless, colorless gas levels are too high, similar to a smoke detector. It is a substance that is practically invisible to our senses, and that can result in carbon monoxide overdose and even death.
Only by prioritizing new heat system maintenance can you keep your heating system in good condition and ensure that it operates as intended. As the winter months get near, your new heat system will be tested and counted on to keep you warm. However, if you fail to check, your new heat system might break down during winter, making this scenario much more urgent and severe.