With Labor Day past us, residents of Bergen County, NJ will begin preparing for the fall, and that means taking a close look at your household heater. Now is the ideal time to schedule a maintenance session for your heating system, when the weather is still warm and any serious problems can be addressed in a timely fashion before the temperatures start to drop. But what does a heating maintenance session involve? In simplest terms, it’s a kind of tune-up, designed to help it perform as efficiently as possible while spotting any significant problems while they’re still small enough to deal with quickly. More specifically, a standard heating maintenance session usually involves the following steps:

  • The heater is shut down and the flow of gas is shut off. This keeps things safe for the technician and the home itself.
  • Dust and dirt are removed from all of the components, and the burners are unclogged. In particular, the combustion chamber should be cleaned.
  • Any loose bolts or fittings are tightened up, especially in the flue pipe or gas lines since leaks from those areas can pose a hazard for your household.
  • All components will be examined for damage or similar issues. If a problem is spotted, you can schedule a repair session with the technician to fix it.
  • The filters will be changed out or cleaned if they’re non-replaceable.
  • The gas will be turned back on and the technician will check the system for 15-20 minutes to ensure that everything is working the way it should.

Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session every fall about this time. In addition to getting a jump on potential repair problems, it will save you a great deal of money on monthly heating bills.

Call BZ Dependable today to schedule a heating maintenance session.

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