Five Important Winter Heater Maintenance Tips

November 29, 2023

California winters might not bring snow, but a well-running furnace is still a must on colder nights! To keep your family cozy and comfortable when the temperatures begin to drop, ensure your heater is ready for the season with these five tips.

Have Your Air Filters Changed Routinely

Clean air filters are key to keeping your heater running at maximum efficiency. Clogged or dusty filters have to work harder to produce the same amount of energy, increasing your utility bill while reducing your unit’s actual heating output.

You or your HVAC repair technician should swap out your air filters around once a month in the winter (more often if you have pets or kids who spend a lot of time outdoors!).

Don’t Skip Your Annual HVAC Inspection

Before the cold rolls in this winter, schedule your annual heater tune-up! During your yearly inspection, your technician will ensure every component of your heating and cooling system is running properly, addressing any minor issues before they become bigger ones.

HVAC systems are crucial to keeping your home comfortable in the colder months, so having it looked at beforehand is ideal.

Make Sure to Test Your Thermostat

Have your local HVAC maintenance company test your thermostat to make sure it’s working properly. This will ensure your home is actually kept at the temperature you prefer, which is essential during the part of the year when you’ll be using your furnace often!

Have Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Dirt, dust and pet debris all build up in your ductwork over time. At best, dust-filled air ducts reduce your heating output and make your furnace less efficient. At worst, they can cause house fires, which is why having them cleaned annually is crucial!

Clear The Area Around Your Furnace

In Temecula Valley, you’ll spend the vast majority of the year not using your furnace. It’s easy to begin storing furniture and other items around something you haven’t touched since last winter.

It’s important to make sure the area around your heater is clear before running it again this winter (we recommend at least 15 inches of space). This prevents fire hazards and ensures that your unit is accessible to your HVAC repair person when needed. 

From heater maintenance to heater replacement, ProFlo has you covered this winter! With extensive experience and a stellar reputation, you can count on us to keep your home safe and warm all season long. Contact us today to ask about a complimentary quote and our current special offers!

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