Turning on your heater in Pinellas County, Florida may be a rare occurrence, but it does happen. Make sure your heater will work when you need it by keeping it maintained and taken care of year-round.

Taking Care of Your Heater

Conducting simple heater maintenance yourself and hiring a professional for the more complex tasks will keep it running efficiently for many years. A lack of heater maintenance can necessitate future repairs and reduce your furnace’s or heat pump’s lifespan. If you have it inspected just before winter, you’ll know it will keep you toasty throughout the cold season, but it’s never too late to call us for service.

Things You Can Do

There are several things you can do to keep your heater in good condition all year. Make sure to replace your filters regularly. Check them once a month and replace them at least every 90 days. Consider using high-efficiency pleated filters to trap the most dust, lint, and even bacteria. If your unit is outside, keep it clear of leaves, twigs, and other debris, and make sure the unit is on even ground. A concrete platform works well for this purpose.

What a Professional Can Do

Having your heating system maintained each year will keep it running smoothly and efficiently. The cost of maintenance is lower than a repair or replacement that you haven’t budgeted for. As professionals, we’ll check your thermostat to make sure it reads the temperature properly, inspect your air filter for clogs, dirt, and debris, check your drain pan so it doesn’t overflow and flood, and test your wiring.

We may be known more for our summer heat than our blustery winters, but when it’s cold, you want a heater that works well. Keeping yours maintained and running smoothly will make sure you’re warm on even the coldest days.

When you’re ready to schedule maintenance for your heater, or if you want to discuss upgrading to a new unit, give us a call at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 today.

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