To save on utility bills and service calls, we urge you to take a preventive approach to heating and cooling. Your heating and cooling system should be included in a regular inspection and maintenance program. At Bayside Comfort, we know that properly maintained equipment functions more efficiently, has less unexpected breakdowns, lasts longer, and can save you money.
The Bayside Comfort Plan
When you sign up for our maintenance plan, you'll receive:
- Regularly scheduled maintenance
- 10% off materials and labor if needed
- Priority service 24 hours a day
- No emergency service fees
- Peace of mind
Helpful Maintenance Tips
Keeping your heating and cooling systems in good working order means your utility bills will be lower, your home will be more comfortable, and you'll need to call for repairs less often.
Maintenance Scheduling. Schedule a maintenance service call before the heating season starts. If there are any problems with your system, it's better to find out before it's freezing outside! Do the same for your cooling system before the sweltering summer season begins.
Filters. Replace your heating and cooling air filters every month that they're in use or annually with a media filter. Operating your system with old, dirty filters means energy is wasted and your system may even be damaged. While you're at it, check and clean the filters in your home's air cleaners and humidifiers.
- If you have a forced air heating system, check your furnace's blower compartment and blower coils. Vacuum them if you see dirt and dust there. You should also check fan belt tension, and lubricate fan and motor bearings.
- If you have a steam system, check the shut-off valve for leaks.
- Bleed hot water system radiators at least once a year.
- Don't keep clutter near your furnace. It's a fire hazard and may keep your system from operating efficiently.
- To make sure you're getting the most out of your heating system, keep the heating registers and vents throughout the house free of dust, dirt, and pet hair by vacuuming them at least once a year.
- Listen for odd sounds when your heating or cooling system kicks in. If you hear anything unusual, get in touch with your service professional so you can head off problems before they become serious.
- In winter months, set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling without generating a breeze.