Checklist to Avoid Emergency Heating Repair

How To Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter
October 4, 2018

The last thing any homeowner wants is to need emergency furnace service in Bluffton or surrounding areas. The truth is, any honest and reputable local company does not want their customers to be in that position either. So at Superior Heating & Air, what we want to do is teach you how to avoid this situation from coming up, at least as much as possible.

The best way to prevent the need for emergency furnace repairs is to apply the 80/20 method. The idea is that if you invest 80% of the service work into preventative service you will only ever need 20% or less in emergency work. This means that more affordable, regularly schedule maintenance and tune-up work can help you eliminate or reduce the need for emergencies.

So Take Care Of Your Heating System Before There Is A Problem

All mechanical systems need ongoing maintenance to work at peak efficiency. Your home’s heating system is no different. We know that most homeowners simply turn on their system at the first cold snap and hope for the best. But what most people don’t know is that, even if your system will produce heat for another season – it could be doing so inefficiently. A little TLC now for your furnace and home heating systems will make for reliable and long lasting equipment for this season and years to come.

The Complete Checklist

While the smart idea is to have a professional, local Bluffton heating and air conditioning specialist to work with (like us!), there are a few things you can take care of on your own. Think of it as a sort of healthy home heating system checklist and look for some of these warning signs on your own:

1. Inspect – What you can visually inspect on your own without any formal training are things like ducts, blowers or the filters. If anything needs cleaning, make it a point to do so or alert your contractor.

2. Listen – Some sounds are normal, but you can usually tell when your system kicks on if something doesn’t sound right. If your system is grinding or shaking, let us know right away.

3. Check For Cracks – Cracks or broken sealants are certainly another red flag.

4. Change Your Filters – While it is a good idea to change your filters every 30-60 days, at least make sure they are cleaned in between changes.

Choose the Right Experts

At Superior Heating & Air we have been taking care of services like Bluffton emergency furnace service since 1999. We are committed to offering our local clients the best in handiwork and customer service. Our main goal is to make sure that you and your family members are safe and comfortable in your home, all year long.

So while we would rather help you prevent the need for emergency heating system repairs we know it can still happen. And we will be there for you for any and all of your service work needs.