Chillier weather is on the way, and HVAC companies in Virginia Beach want to make sure households are prepared. Here are some tips to get heating equipment ready before the first cold day arrives.
Give the Heating Equipment a Test Drive
It’s always a good idea to test heating equipment before it’s needed 24/7. Turn on the heater and listen for any odd sounds. Does the heater seem to operate well without any performance issues? The heater might put off a burnt smell, but this is normal and should go away after one or two cycles. There’s usually soot built up on the burners from last season that’s burning off. If there’s anything that causes concern, have a technician out to service the equipment and prepare it for winter.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Schedule a tune-up to guarantee the household’s heating equipment is ready for winter. A professional tune-up should be done once a year before using the heater. During the service call, the technician checks the heating equipment for any mechanical problems, calibrates the equipment, lubricates any tight parts, and gives it a thorough cleaning. If the technician notices anything that could impede performance, they’ll recommend the proper repairs and do them on the spot.
Don’t Wait to Call for Service
If the heater is making weird sounds or not producing adequate airflow, don’t wait to get repairs. HVAC companies in Virginia Beach get busy when winter’s in full swing, and it takes longer to get an appointment. To schedule pre-season maintenance, contact MSCO – Mechanical Service Company today.