Pensacola’s relatively mild winters make it easy for homeowners to forget about annual heat pump or furnace maintenance. That is, until temperatures dip into the 40s or 30’s. Here are some tips to banish heater breakdowns this winter.

Get Seasonal Heat Pump or Furnace Maintenance

There’s plenty of evidence that annual heater maintenance can reduce potential breakdowns by almost 100 percent. Tuneups make good sense when they deliver additional benefits as well:

  • Longer heating system lifespan
  • Lower utility bills
  • Greater indoor comfort
  • Fewer heating repairs
  • Reduced potential for equipment breakdowns
  • Uninterrupted warranty protection

Perform Any Needed Heat Pump Repairs or Furnace Repairs

In the course of a fall tuneup, your service technician will be looking for system irregularities that need heating repair. Usually, these are minor maintenance tasks like replacing a worn belt. By taking care of these issues promptly, your chances of suffering a breakdown this winter are greatly diminished.

Change Furnace or Heat Pump Filters Religiously

HVAC filters are the mainstay of a healthy heat pump or furnace. Filters keep your heating equipment clean and prevent problems that lead to costly repairs. Filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days. Change the filter if light can’t penetrate the dirty buildup or you can’t see filter material through the accumulated grit. Running your heater with a clogged filter or with no filter will result in all sorts of unpleasantness:

  • Escalating energy bills
  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Poor air flow and poor distribution of heated air
  • Insufficient or inadequate heat
  • Hot and cold spots or inconsistent heating
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Furnace failure

At All Seasons Service Network, we offer heat pump or furnace maintenance plans for Pensacola, Florida, and surrounding area homeowners. Our service agreements come with a 10 percent discount on heating repairs and 24/7 emergency service. Call us at (850) 637-8479 to learn more about what’s included in our preventive maintenance plans.