We know that it might seem like a strange question to ask in the middle of July, but it’s never too early to prepare for the colder months of the year. Your furnace has been off for a few months now, but if you remember it making strange noises or struggling to keep up with your heating demands last winter, then it’s better to find an HVAC service specialist sooner rather than later!
At Dipple in Greenville, our heating and cooling experts can come to your home in the late summer or fall to inspect your furnace and make sure it’s ready to go for the upcoming winter. Having things checked before the season starts can help you avoid those major problems in the middle of December of January.
How Old is Your Furnace?
Every year, you think about how old your furnace is, and every year, you say to yourself, “It can make it through one more winter.” If you’ve been thinking and saying those things for several years now, then the chances of a major furnace malfunction have increased every year. The longer you put off repairing or replacing your furnace, the higher the risk of something going wrong at the most inconvenient time. You might be away from home when the furnace goes out, and this can lead to frozen pipes and other issues. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, then it’s probably time to consider replacing it.
Replace Your Thermostat
Ever since you turned on your AC this summer, you may have been thinking about updating your thermostat. If you have an old dial thermostat, or even an outdated programmable model, then the switch from cooling to heating this fall can be a great time to install a new thermostat. You can place a smart or learning thermostat in an optimal spot in your house, and cut down on your energy bills this winter through more efficient heating. If your current thermostat is in a strange place, we can move the new one to a better spot where it’s more accessible.
Check and Clean Your System
When was the last time you had the heat exchanger on the furnace cleaned? How dusty or dirty is your ductwork? As the colder months of the year grow closer, it’s a good idea to have your heating system cleaned and checked so that the furnace operates correctly, and that your ductwork isn’t negatively affecting the air quality inside your home. A thorough inspection and cleaning in August or September means a more efficient system in October and November.
Schedule Service Now
Even though it’s only the middle of July, now is a great time to call for furnace repair and installation. As the summer goes on, more and more people will be calling for service appointments, and at Dipple, we want to make sure you get the repairs you need in a timely manner.
Call us in Greenville today at (864) 734-5817, or fill out the form below and a member of our team will contact you.