The gap between summer and winter in Colorado offers unique challenges and opportunities for your heating system. On one hand, a sudden cold spell can strike abruptly as the fall deepens, possibly catching you unprepared with a heater that doesn’t function properly. On the other hand, the fall is a less busy time for HVAC experts, making it a fairly simple task to schedule any maintenance you need to get your heater prepared for the impending chill. We at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning have gone through many fall seasons helping people in Bellvue, CO with heating their homes. We want to pass on some of what we’ve learned about preparing your heating system for the fall, so you’re not caught in the cold unexpectedly without a working heating solution.
The most important step to take is to call an expert heating company and arrange for regular maintenance visits. Hopefully, you’ve already enrolled in a preventive maintenance program. If you haven’t, now is the perfect time to check this off your list! A visit from a AC professional will get your heater tuned-up and ready for the colder weather. You will also learn if you need to get any important repairs done. Take care of these as soon as you can—the technician will be able to make the arrangements for you—and avoid later time crunches.
For furnace owners, you should swap out your old filter and put in a new one. Filters protect the furnace from internal damage, so you want to start the fall with a fresh one to keep your furnace safe. If you use a boiler to heat your home, give it a visual inspection to make sure it isn’t leaking from the tank or at the pipe and line connections. Pay attention to any rumbling noises from the boiler, which may indicate a problem that requires professional repair, such as a build-up of sediment or lime inside.
Don’t delay doing any of this—especially the professional check-up! Fall can get cold when we least anticipate it. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning can serve all your Bellvue, CO heating needs for the fall with our trained technicians. You can expect quality service from a company with four generations of experience. Look into our maintenance program and schedule a visit today!