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Is Your Furnace Ready for Next Year? Here’s How to Find Out

Winter is winding down and you may not even be thinking about the next winter season, but when it comes to your furnace, you should be. You want to make sure that your furnace is ready for the next winter so that you’re not faced with any surprise repair needs or breakdowns later on. 

A great way to prepare for the next season is by investing in furnace service in Shreveport, LA, so our team can help make sure it’ll be ready come next winter. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to make sure you have no unwanted heater surprises in the next heating season. 

Thermostat Settings 

Here’s a little test for your system. Switch your thermostat setting to cooling and lower the temperature by a few degrees. Once the desired temperature is reached, switch the thermostat back to heating mode and increase the temperature a few degrees. Your system should easily move back and forth between the heating and cooling settings. If it doesn’t work, or you notice anything unusual, give our team a call. There may be a problem with the connection between your thermostat and your HVAC system. 

Know the Signs of Danger

This is especially important if you have a gas-powered furnace. Damage such as cracks or holes in any part of the system is something worth having checked out. If the heat exchanger is cracked, you should know the symptoms of this problem.

The heat exchanger is an airtight compartment that helps expel the carbon monoxide produced during combustion safely outside of your home. If there’s a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide can leak out into your home. A cracked heat exchanger should set off your carbon monoxide detector. You might also hear rattling, popping, or banging noises.

Notice Any Unusual Sounds

If your furnace is starting to make unusual sounds such as banging, whistling, or grinding, then something may be wrong. It’s easy to ignore the sounds and hope that they will go away, but unfortunately they won’t.

Our team can come in and find the source of the noise and fix it. Sometimes there’s a loose part banging around, a fan blade is bent, or a belt is loose. Fixing these problems is a great way to make sure that your heater is in the best condition for next year’s heating season. It’ll also make sure these issues don’t become worse and cause more damage to your system.

Schedule Maintenance

You should schedule regular heating maintenance even without noticing any unusual signs that make you worry. Sometimes our team can catch problems before they are even noticeable. This is ideal because smaller problems are much easier to fix.

The longer that a problem goes on, the more damage it causes. You don’t want to leave damage unaddressed in your furnace all summer only to find out that your heater does not work in the fall or winter. 

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your emergency AC needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today to schedule an appointment.

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