Winter has officially arrived, so if your heater suddenly stops working properly, you and your family will know about it very quickly. Instead of waiting for your home heating system to shut down, however, it’s always a great idea to have it thoroughly inspected by an HVAC expert—and the same goes for your cooling system during the summer. Here’s a brief overview of the important check points for a heating and cooling inspection:
- Intact Heat Exchanger
Your furnace’s heat exchanger, which regulates the temperature of the furnace itself, is a very important component. During a routine inspection, an HVAC technician is sure to keep a lookout for cracks in your heat exchanger—an essential check point, as a cracked heat exchanged could release carbon monoxide and cause CO poisoning.
- Clean Air Filter
Since outdoor air is known to carry allergens and pollutants, it’s important for your furnace to filter impurities from the air before blowing it into your home. If you go too long without changing the air filter, however, it can greatly affect the efficiency of your heater and drive up the cost of your energy bill. That’s why an HVAC technician always looks to see whether or not your air filter is clean.
- Proper Thermostat Operation
A perfectly working furnace still won’t function if the thermostat is on the fritz. An experienced HVAC technician will test your thermostat for accuracy and responsiveness to ensure that nothing is wrong with the wiring.
If it’s been a while since your HVAC system has been checked, contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland. Instead of waiting for your furnace to break down, you can save good money by having one of our experienced technicians drop by and perform preventative maintenance. To schedule a checkup, give us a call today at (410) 698-6465.