You should have your heating system professionally tuned-up once a year. Beyond that, there are simple things you can do to keep your Bossier City heating system operating at its best. These are simple DIY projects you can do that cost little to no money.

Check Air Filters

Checking your heating system’s air filters often is easy. The filters trap dust, dander, and other debris. If too much of these pollutants accumulate in the filter, it will cause your heater to strain. Pull the filters out and, if they’re dirty, replace them. They should be replaced every one to three months, depending on the indoor air quality of your home.

Inspect the Exhaust Flue

Gas furnaces have an exhaust flue that allows dangerous gasses, such as carbon monoxide, to escape. Inspect it in the fall for holes or rust. You can patch small holes but should call an HVAC company to repair large ones.

Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. in Bossier City, LA, can help you with exhaust flue issues. Our company has been helping families since 1974.

Keep Vents Open and Clean

Many people think that by closing vents they’ll save money on heating costs. However, your heating system is designed to have all the vents open. Closing them will upset this balance and can cause damage to your heater.

Remove anything obstructing vents, such as rugs or toys. Take the covers off and use an extension hose to vacuum inside. This will improve airflow throughout your home.

Replace Thermostat Batteries

Your thermostat has batteries in it that should be replaced once a year. Failing to do so can cause it to malfunction or not work at all.

At Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc., we repair, replace, and tune-up heat pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners. We can also help you with HVAC zoning, ductless mini-splits, air purifiers, whole-house fans, home ventilation, and smart thermostats. If you have a heating or cooling need, please call our office today.

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