Now that it’s fall in Nags Head, NC, is your heating system ready to handle the temperature drop? The later months of the year can bring about cooler weather and a larger amount of air pollutants. Make sure your furnace or heat pump can handle cooler temperatures by scheduling a tune-up.
Check Your Blower Motor’s Condition
Your furnace’s blower motor is one of the most important parts of the system and is responsible for distributing air across your air ducts and into each room of the house. If your blower motor belt or fan blades sustain any damage, the furnace can have difficulty sending conditioned air throughout your home. A tune-up will include measuring amperage and voltage for correct operation and a visual inspection to identify any parts that require repair or replacement.
Clean Your Air Filter
Your furnace’s air filter is responsible for trapping the dust and debris particles from the air passing through it, so you don’t inhale any of these harmful pollutants. Over time, however, your furnace’s air filter clogs up and is unable to efficiently filter out pollutants. Restore normal airflow by having a certified HVAC technician thoroughly clean the air filter or replace it if necessary.
Inspect Lines and Wires
Your furnace’s electrical wiring is what keeps the motor running. Exposed or frayed electrical wiring not only causes malfunction but can also be a safety risk if you don’t properly address the issue. A professional tune-up will also include inspection of the condensate lines responsible for directing refrigerant to where it needs to go.
Don’t take any chances of your furnace breaking down during the chill of winter. Our technicians can help you by performing preventive maintenance checks and related repairs or replacements. Contact R.A. HOY Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information on tune-ups or to inquire about our other HVAC services.
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