Tips for Preparing Your Heating System for Winter
With summer coming to a close, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming cooler months! Sadly, that means packing away your swimsuit, T-shirt, shorts, and replacing them with clothing for those brutal winter months. And it’s not just layers of clothing you’ll have to prepare – the heating system deserves attention as well!
Let’s just admit it, when it comes to preparing for the cold, you don’t take any chances with a broken heating system. No, that’s a sure recipe for disaster looming ahead. Instead, give yourself peace of mind by getting ahead of the game! Follow these best practices to prepare for the months ahead.
Detecting Issues With The Thermostat
The thermostat stat acts as a communicator to your heater. If there is any malfunction between the two, they won’t be able to reach your desired temperature. This may sound silly, but the first step is definitely a no-brainer, check the thermostat!
Make sure your thermostat is set at the right temperature instead of assuming there’s a problem with the actual heater. You’ll be surprised how many people overlook this simple step!
This can be as simple as checking the batteries to ensure they’re not in need of replacing and cycling your system on and off. If your heating system is still not working as it should, then there may be an issue beyond the thermostat.
The Circuit Breaker Could Be To Blame
Now that you’ve established there’s nothing wrong with the thermostat, you can then examine if there are any issues with components of the heater. One thing to look at is the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is designed to help protect from excessive electric overload.
Here are some common signs to look for in cases of a damaged circuit breaker:
- A burning smell in the electrical panel.
- The heater doesn’t reset.
- The circuit breakers look old.
- Your breaker is constantly flipping.
- There is flickering power in your home.
While the circuit breaker plays an important role in your home, it should never be a DIY fix. An issue with your breaker panel can impact the entire home, leaving you with more issues beyond faulty heating systems.
Check For a Blown Fuse
If the breakers look good and the one for your heating system is flipping into the on position, another issue to look at would be your fuses.
Fuses are designed to burn out to protect your heater from overheating.
A blown fuse is easy to find, with some of the more common signs of damage including:
- Burns: Burns can be located on the panel.
- Wiring: Be sure to check out the wires and ensure they’re not burned or damaged.
- Glass: An off-color glass is another sure-fire sign your fuse may be blown out.
If you suspect your fuse is blown out, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it!
Quality Heating Services Are Key
In the end, even though it may seem a bit too early, we all need to prepare for the brutal winter months ahead by checking the heating system in our own homes. Be sure to check out both the thermostat and the heater for any signs of damage or misuse. Catching these problems early on can save you a lot of hassle down the road.
We hoped this helped! Follow these simple tips to ensure a safe and warm winter season. If you find any unresolvable problems, feel free to reach out to us at Nice Heating & Air, and we’ll do our best to resolve any issues at hand.
the Surrounding Areas
Maintenance Plan! It’s the NICEST way to gain comfort.
Customers With a NICE Experience
Customers With a NICE Experience
“Service was outstanding from the time of arrival which you could track arrival time live on a website link they send you so you know when they will arrive. Technical knowledge was very high, quick and efficient Kyle and his partner both handled the install of a Sensi Predict as if it was a walk in the park. I highly recommend Kyle from Nice Heating & Air for all HVAC issues and for new installs, him and his team are an amazing company and will think of them first if any issues arise in the future for sure....”
“Professional and polite. Excellent communication throughout the maintenance visit. Definitely recommend.”
“Rolando Medrano was very professional and followed the CDC protocol of 6 feet social distance and had a mask and put disposable shoe covers before entering the house. He made sure to address all of our issues and provided answers for all our questions. He came on time and called before he came to update on timing and his status! He was a great help!”
“Highly recommend Nice Home Services for your HVAC needs. Have been member of their annual maintenance plan for three years now and been extremely pleased with their approach to business. They are professional, knowledgeable, and relatable. The service specialists take their time to fully diagnose the issue and explain the situation in a way that is easy to understand. Never had an instance where they try to push product and instead look for ways to recommend how to save you money. Need anything done on your home's HVAC, call the folks at Nice Home Services and know you're making the right choice.”
“Love , Love the NICE Heating & Air company for their kind & trustworthy technicians, their unbeatable price & overall knowledge they’ve amazed me every time with their fabulous job on my house, I’ll recommend them without hesitations, try this company you won’t regret for sure.”
“Dionte and his helper (Josh) did a superb job with the installation. The result is both functional and as cosmetically pleasing as the ideal water heater installation can be. They were VERY careful moving the old one out and the new one in so as to assure no damage was initiated neither to the heater nor to our dwelling. He explained his intended design prior to execution and executed it flawlessly. This was followed by a comprehensive explanation of the functional options available through the control panel and Ipad app. Cleanup at conclusion of the install was appropriate and comprehensive. This team represented both Nice Heating and Rheem VERY positively!”
“I had the pleasure of meeting another NICE Heating and Air Service Technician today, Mr. Jeremy Castellon. Jeremy, thank you again for addressing my questions and concerns regarding my gas fireplace. I appreciate your patience and knowledgeability about gas fireplaces. Jeremy was very professional and competent.”
“The technician was very professional and took his time to explain the issue and how he will about to fix it. He also offered means to save by signing on their maintenance program. He was polite, careful to keep the carpet clean. I will recommend this company to friends and family.”
“Loves me some NICE Home Services! I’ve been part of their maintenance plan for almost 9 years now & they're great. Reliable, professional, & friendly; they take care of all my HVAC & gas fireplace needs m, including a spring & fall tuneup. Highly recommend!”
“I purchased my HVAC unit a year ago along with a Cozy Club maintenance plan. It's been running great and the customer service team is always quick to respond to questions. Today Rolando M. came by for the maintenance check and, as usual, he was neat, professional and maintained the COVID rules. He was also very nice, living up to the company name. I'm very happy with my experience with Nice.”
“I can't speak highly enough of this company. I requested an appointment, and it was scheduled for the next day. The technician was polite, honest, and a pure delight to work with. He didn't try to overcharge or tell me to replace something I didn't need to. He made service recommendations that were in line with industry standard prices so I could make an informed decision as he went about his service visit. Would recommend and will be using them again in the future. ”
“My technician arrived promptly at our appointed hour. He repaired a dirty and non-working gas fireplace. In addition, he found a small gas leak on our furnace line. Overall, exceptional service and quality work. I highly recommend their HVAC service.”
“Very impressive company! Nice responded to my call for a heating issue on very short notice. My tech, was right on time, extremely polite, and very hardworking. Customer service and satisfaction are clearly a priority.”
“They treat customers like a valuable asset, not like a number. Business the old-fashioned way, that will never go out of style.”
“Superb customer service. Before a service appointment, you receive a text message notification with photo of the tech that will be at your residence followed by a phone call. During a service appointment you'll updated and educated. If there is a concern, management will contact you promptly and follow up until issue resolved. Awesome and attentive team!!”