A residential oil furnace - forced hot air with central air conditioning and an in-line humidifier as well.When summer arrives, it’s time to turn off heating systems and switch on air conditioners. Unfortunately, most businesses are under the misconception that they just need to turn their heating system off and won’t have to worry about it for the remainder of summer. This can lead to problems when you try to turn the heater back on for the colder months. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your HVAC system is functioning properly year round, and Noron can help.

Repair any HVAC Problems

While it may seem like a good idea to put off repairs to your heater since you won’t be using it during the summer, this is not a wise idea. After all, before you know it, the warm months will end and the cold season will begin, and if you avoided repairs your heater may not work as intended when you need it.

Hiring a HVAC technician during the summer to fix any repairs may cost you less because the warmer months are generally less busy for HVAC companies. As if that isn’t enough reason to fix any problems before turning the heater off for the summer, you must remember that furnaces will continue to deteriorate even when not in use. This means that a small fix can turn into a more expensive and extensive repair bill if you let it sit for several months. Your HVAC system goal this summer is to ensure you shut the heater off while it’s working properly.

Schedule a Preventive Maintenance Visit

Most Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan business owners have their air conditioners serviced in the spring in preparation for the summer months. However, few think about their heaters during a spring preventive maintenance examination. This is especially important if it has been over a year since you had your heater looked at by a professional HVAC technician. The truth is, a well-running HVAC system is not only safer, it also helps reduced energy bills, makes your business more efficient and increases indoor air quality.

Replace Air Filters Regularly

HVAC technician replacing filter on furnaceReplacing your filters is one of the easiest routine maintenance practices you can carry out to keep your HVAC unit functioning properly and safely. A dirty or clogged air filter will reduce air quality because it can no longer trap microscopic contaminants, such as dirt, dust mites and fungal spores. Furthermore, a clogged filter will make your HVAC unit work harder and, because of this extra work, reduce the lifespan of the unit. The good news is that air filters are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. Most professionals agree that air filters should be replaced once a month.

For more information about preparing your heating system for summer contact the experts at Noron. Since 1981, we have prided ourselves on affordable and reliable services, including HVAC repairs, ventilation, and refrigeration.