While your HVAC system is crucial throughout the year, winter can be one of the least ideal times for problems to pop up. One of the worst feelings a homeowner can experience is a broken-down furnace on a frigid Central Indiana night. That’s why it’s best to have furnace maintenance performed before it undergoes extensive use.
Unfortunately, heating systems tend to break down at the worst possible time, typically when they’re being pushed to capacity during the coldest days and nights of winter. The good news is that Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning, Central Indiana’s most trusted heating and cooling company, is available 24/7 for emergency heating repair in case your system conks out during the middle of the night, on a weekend, or during a holiday.
For all of your home’s heating and cooling needs, including furnace maintenance and repairs, contact Thiele today. We’ve proudly served Indianapolis and the surrounding area for more than a century.
Is Your Heating System Keeping You Comfortable?
Although it will be abundantly clear if your heater has completely broken down, there are signs that your system may just be in need of a tune-up. If you’ve noticed any of the following signs, request professional furnace maintenance:
- Inconsistent heating throughout the home
- No heat
- Your furnace isn’t turning on automatically
- Heat cycling on and off frequently (short-cycling)
- Loud, noisy furnace
- Dry air
- Your furnace is leaking water
Notice another problem? If you observe any issue with your heater this winter and need a second opinion, contact one of our experienced technicians at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning.
Quick DIY Tips to Put Your Heater to the Test
If your heater worked great last winter, it is still possible problems may arise this year. This makes it critical to contact a heating and cooling company to perform annual checks. We typically recommend a heating tune-up in the fall before the arrival of cold weather and ideally before you turn the system on for the first time. However, it’s never too late to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system during the colder months.
When it comes to your air conditioning system, contact an HVAC system service company to perform a tune-up in the summer before the arrival of hot weather.
Personal maintenance for your HVAC system can make all of the difference in the world when winter rolls around. Check out these tips to help prepare your heater for winter:
- Turn on your thermostat – As a first check, turn the heat on and up a few degrees warmer than room temperature. If there are noticeable differences throughout the home, it may be time to reach out to a contractor for their opinion.
- Change or clean your air filters – Furnace filters should be replaced every few months or washed and rinsed once per month if reusable. Regular air filter maintenance is a good idea because will help keep debris out of the HVAC system, thus prolonging its life.
- Clear space around outdoor units – Make an effort to leave two feet of space cleared around any units outside your home. For central AC, often the compressors are outside and can become clogged and damaged by leaves or other debris.
- Keep units level – Whether your HVAC is outside or inside, make sure that it is on even ground for optimum performance.
When to Turn to a Professional
When your system runs as it should, you might not immediately think that you need any sort of repairs or maintenance. However, it’s always best to safe in regards to your heating and cooling system. Before you’ll be using your HVAC system extensively, you must make sure that your unit is up to the task. The last thing you want for your home is to be without heat in the colder months, and without cooling in the summer months.
It’s important that you head into the warmer or cooler months with a plan for your HVAC system. Keeping it ready for the amount of use that you’ll throw its way is critical in making sure that it won’t break down when you need it most. Get in touch with a professional from Thiele to perform an inspection of the HVAC system within your house to make sure that it’ll be running at its optimal efficiency for as long as possible.
Contact Thiele for Furnace Maintenance and Repairs
Maintenance is critical to your HVAC system. Not only will it ensure that your HVAC system can handle extensive use during the cold or hot seasons, but it’ll lengthen the overall lifespan of the unit and improve its efficiency too. You’ll save money on utility bills and future expenses as your unit lasts longer and doesn’t require nearly as many overall fixes.
Aside from the DIY maintenance tips we recommend performing regularly during the winter, it’s imperative to contact an HVAC provider for annual maintenance on your heating and air conditioning unit. For more tips and information about HVAC systems, get in contact with us with any questions you may have.
The low cost of maintaining your system will pay off with a longer-lasting system that provides more comfortable heating and cooling year-round. Don’t make your system work harder than it has to by fighting through dirt, dust and grime.
For all of your HVAC needs – including repairs, maintenance and installations – contact Thiele, the number-one heating, cooling, and indoor air quality company in all of Central Indiana.