Heating maintenance

Why You Should Have Heating System Maintenance Before Winter

REDZ: Serving Connellsville, Scottdale, and Surrounding Areas


Autumn is Approaching – Is Your Heating System Ready?

This month we’re going to explore why you should have heating system maintenance before winter. You may wait until it’s time to turn on the furnace or boiler to get any needed maintenance. However, it’s important to do so early so you don’t have any issues when temperatures drop.


Heating and cooling companies also book fast once it gets cold. Those who don’t get regular maintenance may run into repair or needing to replace their heating system altogether. If you want to get your furnace cleaned or need other maintenance come November, you may be waiting. Now that autumn is approaching, be sure to put heating maintenance on your to-do list.


REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here this month to explain the types of maintenance available and when to do it. We’ll also cover the signs that it’s time for heating maintenance, whether in the fall or winter months. Keep your home or business comfortable by keeping up with cleaning, air filters, and more.


Homeowners Can Prepare Their Systems for Winter

Instead of constantly relying on a technician to visit your home, there are a few things you can do on your own. One of these things is to replace air filters. Family Handyman recommends homeowners change furnace filters monthly or quarterly. Your air filter schedule may depend on your home’s conditions, such as pets or allergies. If you suffer from poor air quality for whatever reason, changing the filters more often may help.


Cleaning your air ducts is another recommendation from the article above. Air ducts can trap dust, dirt, dander, and bacteria. If your family struggles with allergies or other health issues, cleaning the ducts early is good to prepare for winter.


Remember, REDZ is available to Connellsville and Scottdale areas if you cannot perform maintenance on your own. We are available 24/7, too, for any emergencies that may arise.


Furnace Maintenance for Before You Turn it On

Imagine this: It’s mid-fall, and you haven’t used your furnace in over five months. You turn it on once the nights get chilly, and the first night goes smoothly. The next night you feel a chill in the air. The furnace stopped working! You make a call to your local heating repair company, but they’re booked for the next few weeks with similar projects. If you had only called last month to check over the furnace, this may have been avoided.


There are a few things that go into furnace maintenance that should be done before you turn it on. One of these things is to clean it. As This Old House reminds us, a dirty furnace can spread carbon monoxide throughout your home, which is deadly. Your furnace may also shut off or break if it is too dirty.


A REDZ technician will inspect blowers, check for damage, and can check the thermostat. They can also inspect filters, check out the burner, and make sure everything is performing correctly. We can also check out the ducts and make sure that the air is flowing properly. If we find any issues, we will discuss them with you. Be sure to have furnace maintenance annually to catch any issues.


Boilers, Heat Pumps, and Other Systems Need Maintenance, Too

Like furnaces, your boilers, heat pumps, and geothermal units will need maintenance, too. Lucky for Connellsville, PA-area residents, REDZ can do it all. If you use your system year-round, maintenance is crucial. Boilers can heat water, heat pumps, and geothermal systems provide cooling. This constant use can make wear and tear occur much faster than seasonal systems. Our technicians will check over connections, condensers, check for leaks, and more. Once you get the “go-ahead” from our team, your system is ready to turn on.


Signs It’s Time for Heating System Maintenance

There are a few signs that indicate that it’s time for heating system maintenance. These can include, but are not limited to:


Equipment isn’t turning on or off

Frequent cycling

Unusually high utility bills


Loud noises

Odd smells or fuel smells

Not blowing out warm air or blowing out cold air

Furnace is over 20 years old


If any of these signs occur at your home or business, call REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Our team is available 24/7 for repairs. We can also replace oil and gas furnaces, boilers, standard and ductless heat pumps, and more.


Choose REDZ for Heating System Maintenance Before Winter

REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can provide experienced heating system maintenance before winter. Our team is available year-round to service your heating and cooling systems, including geothermal and ductless units. REDZ works with home and business owners in Connellsville, Scottdale, and the surrounding areas. Let us get your heating system ready for the chilly Pennsylvania winters.


Are you planning for the fall and winter months? Put heating system maintenance at the top of your to-do list. Make a call to REDZ today to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to service your heating or cooling equipment in the Southwestern PA region.


For more information on heating work, furnace installation, or any of our quality HVAC services, give REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at (724) 208-3090. Our team will be happy to talk to you about why you should have heating system maintenance before winter.