Care and Maintenance for Your Heater in Summer

Care and Maintenance for Your Heater in SummerWith another long summer season on the horizon, you’re probably focused on getting your cooling system prepared for the heat and humidity. Now is an ideal time to give your home’s heater some attention, too, so you have peace of mind that it stays in optimal condition while it’s not being used.

Summertime heating system care is important because it lets you:

Avoid Costly Emergency Repairs

Postponing preventive maintenance for the furnace until heating season arrives may mean you’ll face costly and inconvenient last-minute repairs. Scheduling a heating system checkup now can allow your technician to identify problems that need repair so you can fit them into your budget over the next few months, and avoid any stress come fall.

Plan Ahead for a Replacement

A summer furnace checkup can also give you extra time to weigh your equipment replacement options if your HVAC pro finds an issue that can’t be fixed, such as a cracked or badly corroded heat exchanger that poses the danger of lethal carbon monoxide leaks.

Address Any Safety Issues

Getting your home’s furnace inspected at the end of the heating season also gives an experienced technician a chance to identify any other developing issues that could impact the safe operation of your cooling system or create a hazard when you turn on the heating system again for the winter. This can allow you to have issues like gas line leaks, flaws or obstructions in the venting system, or electrical or wiring problems corrected promptly.

Minimize Component Corrosion

Having components like the furnace housing, burner and plenum inspected and cleaned now before the humid summer weather settles in can help minimize corrosion and extend the lifespan of your heating system.

Prevent Fuel Waste

During a maintenance visit, a technician can shut down the heating system to eliminate any fuel waste over the long cooling season. This is important if you have older heating equipment that’s equipped with a pilot light that burns some gas even when the furnace is off.

To schedule heater maintenance in your Coastal Bend home this summer, contact us today at CCAC.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.

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