Summer means no more heater running during the day. This also means you need to get some maintenance done on your heater before the summer months. There are a few things you can do to get your heater ready for summer and then for the next fall/winter to come in. Here are a few things to consider when summer hits to help your heater run its best. You do not want to wait until winter to find out something is wrong.
After a long winter your heater can build up dust and debris from the cold months. Take this time to clean out the unit and get it ready for a settled in summer. You can easily clean your boiler, furnace or central heater vents while the heat is off. This is a great time to do this because your heater is not needed during the summer.
Be sure to have regular maintenance or repairs done on your heater during the summer. You will typically get a better price on the repairs and you will have a readily supply of furnace technicians. This is also a great time to replace your unit if needed. Since this is not a hopping time for furnace or heater technicians, you can get a great deal on a new unit or get your heater problem fixed fairly quickly. This is important because you do not want to be in the middle of the cold season without a heater. Take time to have your maintenance run on your heater then so you are not worried about it come winter.
Some choose to place covers on their heating units when not in use. This is easy to do if you want to. You can keep the unit from getting dirt, debris and other items in the way. Check into covers for your heating unit and see if it is advised for your particular heater.
You want to make sure your filters are cleaned out or replaced in the summer as well. That way you will be ready for the winter months when they hit. If you replace them early then when it does get cold you don’t have to worry about grabbing a filter or blowing soot into your home.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when getting your heater ready for summer.