Preparing Your Heater for the Summer Season

Here in Nashville, TN, heating season can run long as winter storms linger and temperatures stubbornly refuse to rise. Eventually, they do, however, leading to a warm and humid summer where the air conditioner takes precedent over your heater. You likely won’t use your heating system again until next fall, but that doesn’t mean you should just let it lie. Here are a few tips for preparing your heater for the summer season.

It starts with a thorough maintenance session from a qualified technician. This will clean off any dirt and debris that have gathered in the interior components, as well as tightening loose screws, unclogging burners and running the heater for an extended period of time to check for larger problems. If any come up, you can then schedule a repair session with flexibility and confidence, knowing you have the whole summer to find the right time for you. (Contrast that with waiting until the fall and then scrambling to complete the repair on short notice.)

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Once that’s complete, you can augment it by checking on your heater several times throughout the summer. In particular, look for leaves and animal nests clogging the vents, and keeping any flammable objects away from the furnace. You should do this about once a month just to make sure that the technician’s work stays up-to-date and your furnace is ready to go next fall.

Finally, if your furnace uses propane gas, oil or similar fuel – i.e., fuel you buy yourself instead of having it sent in through a civic source – then you may want to stock up during the summer season. Fuel prices for these items tend to drop during the summer when demand is much lower, and you can likely score yourself a number of bargains as a result.

For more on preparing your heater for the summer season, or to schedule a maintenance session from a professional, contact Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to help.

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