If you have not yet prepared your heating system for the winter, every minute you waste could cost you a lot, not only in money, but also in time, comfort, and nerves. You need to have it checked and serviced as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could find yourself looking for an emergency heating service on New Year’s Eve or a Sunday afternoon.
Perhaps you don’t mind spending a few hours in the cold, but if you have children or elders living with you, the last thing you want is to have them catch a cold because your heating system broke down. More than that, emergency heating repair services are much more expensive than maintenance services, and there are simple things you can do yourself.
3 Basic Winter Heating Maintenance Operations
- Check your heating system for air infiltrations. Systems that have air in them usually have cool spots, cold radiator top, or noisy pipes. If you notice any of these signs, you need to bleed your radiator. The exact operations will depend on the system model and its configuration, but it is always safer and less messy to let professionals do it.
- Use an inhibitor and a boiler filter to extend the lifespan and the efficiency of your system. The inhibitor will protect the inside of the radiator against corrosion, while the filter will keep your boiler free of debris. Let a professional choose them and install them for best results.
- Insulate the pipes. It is a great way to prevent their freezing and make sure the water flows properly. Freezing pipes could lead to leaks and other costly damages, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Depending on the specifics of your heating system, it may need further maintenance operations, like filter cleaning or replacement, duct cleaning, etc. The best way to make sure it is fully functional and service it properly is to have it checked by a qualified heating repair technician. The inspection could be a great opportunity to discuss the installation of a carbon monoxide detector or some other protection measure against such dangerous leaks.
Don’t neglect your heating system when you need it the most! Elite heating technicians can help you make sure it is in good shape, or provide the care it needs. We also offer emergency heating system repair services, so you can count on us 24/7.
Elite Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
3085 E Post Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120