Preparing Your Heating System for Fall

Although much of the country is still sweltering under soaring temperatures, fall is actually around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your heating system. Now is the time to schedule an inspection by your utility company. This is especially important if you have gas heat. It’s crucial to have your pilot and all gas connections thoroughly inspected for signs of damage. Not doing so could have catastrophic repercussions. (While you’re at it, this is also a good time to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector. Each winter brings tragic stories of people killed by carbon monoxide leaks. Having a detector could save your life.) If your utility company doesn’t offer an inspection service, call Van’s One Hour Heating and Cooling.


Other things to have checked are your ducts and filters. Ducts tend to collect a lot of dust and dirt and if they aren’t cleaned, will spew it all into your air when you turn it on for the first time. All furnaces have air filters and they should be changed regularly. This is especially important if anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma or COPD. Take care of these things now and you will be ready for those chilly fall evenings!

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