Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for October, 2015

Give Your Furnace a “Test Run” This Fall

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The cold weather hasn’t arrived in Burlington, VT yet, but we all know that it’s coming. Now is the best time to find out if your home heating system needs repairs or replacements done so you can have the heater ready to go when the temperature drops.

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A Reminder for Heating Season: You Still Need to Change the Air Filter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

As we come closer and closer to the cold weather of heating season, it’s important to schedule maintenance and any necessary repairs that your heater might require, no matter what type of system you use for winter weather comfort. One important task that you must take care of during the coming winter is to change the air filter for your forced-air heater (such as a furnace or heat pump) once a month. If your heating system uses a permanent filter, you need to remove it and clean it each month.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Maintenance in the Fall as Well?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fall is heating maintenance season across the country, but it’s especially important in a place such as Vermont where the winters can be extreme. Call up your local dependable HVAC contractor and arrange for a maintenance visit from a technician so that your heater is in the best shape for the coming cold weather.

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Why HVAC Contractors Recommend Scheduling Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 5th, 2015

This is something you will hear from any HVAC contractor: each fall, you must arrange for a professional technician to come to your home and provide your heating system with an inspection and tune-up. It doesn’t matter if you rely on a heat pump, electric furnace, gas furnace, boiler, or some other type of central heating system. It needs to have this maintenance done before the winter weather arrives.

We’ll explain below a few of the reasons why this is a universal recommendation from professionals.

It helps prevent surprise breakdowns

The #1 reason that you need maintenance for your heater is it will help avoid an unpleasant system breakdown during one of the coldest days of the year. If the heater doesn’t have checks to find repair issues and cleaning and adjustments to relieve stress on it, it will run a higher risk of failing when forced to do a large amount of work. Thanks to maintenance, you probably won’t find yourself in a panic trying to get emergency repairs done.

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