During the fall, we place a heavy emphasis on regular heating system maintenance. Annual inspections and tune-ups for residential furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps are essential for reliable heater performance through the winter. This service also helps cut down on high energy costs.
Heating maintenance is a professional service; you can’t go DIY with the tasks involved. However, there is one important maintenance step for a heating system that you need to take care of yourself during the season, and that’s regularly changing the air filter. A technician will do this for you during maintenance, but after that, you’ll have to handle the filter changes for the rest of winter season. (Unless you have a boiler, which is a radiant heating system that doesn’t use a filter.)