Give Your Heating System Some TLC Before Winter Arrives

man performing maintenance on a heating system in Savannah, GA

It is time to gear up for cold weather by scheduling maintenance on the heating system in your Georgia or South Carolina home.

Even though our winter temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit here in Savannah, you know there will be times in December, January, and February, when a furnace or a heat pump will run almost nightly in your home.

Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning can ensure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is in top condition year-round. Let us inspect, clean, and repair your heating unit now so that you can avoid breakdowns in the months ahead.

Is a Tune-Up Necessary?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a well-maintained heat pump uses up to 25 percent less energy than a neglected one.

Whether you heat your Savannah home with a heat pump or a furnace, annual preventative maintenance will ensure the equipment operates at peak performance, uses less energy, and lowers utility costs.

Another way preventative maintenance saves money is by identifying needed repairs before they become full-blown breakdowns. Do not let worn components and minor repair issues balloon into more significant and costlier problems. Let us inspect and fix your furnace or heat pump now.

Annual tune-ups also can lengthen your heating system’s service life. Gas furnaces typically last 15-20 years. Heat pumps average 12 to 15 years. Our experts at Coast Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get the most value from your HVAC investment by inspecting and cleaning your heating and cooling equipment every year.

Fall maintenance is essential for keeping your heating system safe. Energy Star® points out that malfunctioning gas and oil connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. We recommend inspecting gas and oil connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, and your furnace’s heat exchanger every year.

Our qualified professionals at Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning look for potential safety hazards while conducting a 75-point preventative maintenance inspection.

Three-Tier Maintenance Plans

You never will forget to schedule fall furnace or heat pump maintenance with our Performance Club maintenance plan. We will call you when it is time to schedule service.

Our basic, premium, and platinum plans include two annual visits, the 75-point inspection, 24/7 emergency service, and priority scheduling. Each also offers discounts and other benefits.

We offer an automatic renewal feature with all our plans, making them convenient and easy to manage. With automatic renewal, you never have to think about re-upping the plan year to year. Your HVAC system is covered 24/7, every month, every year.

Essential Maintenance Tasks

Changing the air filter in your furnace or heat pump is one of the most important ways to keep your heating system in top condition. A dirty filter can reduce airflow and cause your furnace to overheat, or it can damage your heat pump’s compressor.

You should check your air filter every month during the heating season—and change it at least every three months.

Keep the area around your heat pump free of debris and weeds. Using a garden hose, spray dirt, leaves, and other debris away from the top and sides of the unit.

Be sure heat registers are open throughout your Savannah home and remove obstructions such as furniture and drapes that may block them. Vacuum registers to remove dirt and dust that might restrict airflow.

Give Your Heating System Some TLC

Keep your Savannah, GA, home comfortable this winter. Let Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning inspect and clean your heat pump or furnace before the heating season starts. We can clean your air ducts too. Call us at 912-250-5771 or request service online.