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Fall Heating System Checklist

Fall Heating System Seattle Checklist


With the Fall season just around the corner, it may be a good time for you to give your Seattle heating system the once over before colder weather arrives. Maintaining your equipment on a schedule will prevent unwanted costs and prevent future problems, while keeping you warm all winter long. Heating System Seattle Fall Prepartion

Here's a handy checklist (courtesy of Energy Star) that either you or a trained contractor should be completing every season.

  • Air filters should be inspected once a month during operation. A dirty filter lowers energy efficiency and increases energy cost, and can damage your equipment. Start off the new season with a fresh filter every Fall.
  • Check all controls of the system for proper and safe operation. When activated, the starting cycle should start, operate, and shut off with no problem.
  • Check thermostat settings. This will ensure the system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are not.
  • Electrical connections should be tight and voltage and current should be measured on motors. Electrical connections that have become faulty can be unsafe for your system, ultimately leading to a reduced life of major heating components.
  • Keep moving parts and motors well-lubricated. Lack of lubrication causes friction in moving parts and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • If your heating unit has a cooling mode, inspect the condensate drain furnace when in cooling mode. A clogged drain can lead to water damage and affect the level of indoor humidity.
  • Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger. Improperly operating connections are a big fire risk, and can contribute poor quality of air in your home. Dirty burners or a damaged heat exchanger causes improper burner operation and can cause your unit to operate less efficiently.

Contact Fox Plumbing and Heating. For all of your Seattle Heating System needs.

David Brown-President

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