While you may not use the heater very often in your Port St. Lucie, Florida, home when the nights get chilly, you want to know that it’s working well. Let’s look at four tasks that you can do to make sure your heater runs in top condition.

Change the Air Filters

The air filter traps dirt and dust before they can enter your HVAC system. Clogged filters restrict airflow making the heater work harder to perform effectively. By changing the air filter at least once a month, you’re helping to ensure that your system performs efficiently.

Keep the Furnace Cabinet Clean

When you’re doing your monthly maintenance tasks, clean the inside of the furnace cabinet by removing any dust, dirt, or objects that may restrict airflow or be a potential fire risk. Your furnace will perform better, and you will reduce the risk of a fire hazard.

Clean the Vents and Registers

Warm air gets circulated throughout your home through the vents and registers. Over time, dirt and dust collect around them and restrict airflow. Your home won’t feel as warm as you like, and the heater has to work harder to try to push the warm air through. Your heater will work better when the vents and registers are clean and free from obstructions.

Invest in a Heater Maintenance Plan

As you get busy in your day-to-day life, scheduling maintenance for your heater often gets forgotten. When you invest in our maintenance plan, we’ll send you reminders when service is due, so you won’t have to worry about it.

These are tasks that the homeowner can easily do to make sure the heater is working efficiently. However, since modern heaters are complex, most of the maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals. We have the tools and training to perform complex and intricate tasks safely.

Give our professional team at Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to schedule your heater maintenance. We look forward to speaking with you at (772) 800-6416.

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