As the warmer weather and school holidays are approaching, this usually means that you’re not planning on utilising your heaters for a reasonable amount of time. Consequently, Summer is the PERFECT time to perform maintenance on your unit heaters, as it is an ideal opportunity to inspect and clean your heating system before the colder weather sets in. Regular maintenance is crucial to ensuring they function efficiently and prolonging their lifespan. Here are some top tips for a summer service on your unit heaters to ensure longevity and cost-savings.
Keep your unit heaters clean and check for blockages
The first and most important step in maintaining your unit heaters is to check that the outside and inside of your heaters are clean. Over time, areas such as vents can accumulate dust, dirt, and other debris that can obstruct airflow, making the system work harder and less efficiently. Furthermore, any blockages can also restrict airflow, causing the system to work harder and increase energy bills. To combat this, you should check the vents, ducts, and the outside unit for any blockages, including leaves, branches, or other debris. Clear any debris and ensure there is enough space around the unit to allow for proper airflow.
Inspect the Thermostat/Control Panel
The thermostat controls the temperature of your unit heaters. Ensure it is functioning correctly by inspecting it and replacing the batteries if applicable. If you have an older thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable one. A programmable thermostat/control panel allows you to set different temperatures at different times of the day, saving energy and reducing your energy bills.
Check for Leaks
Check for any leaks in the ductwork and connections. Leaks can cause the system to work harder, increase energy bills, and reduce the lifespan of your unit heaters. If you suspect any leaks, then it’s important to rectify any issues as soon as possible to ensure your heaters are in working condition before the heating season fast approaches.
Schedule a Professional Maintenance Checkup
While regular maintenance is essential, it's also important to schedule a professional maintenance checkup. A technician can inspect and service your unit heaters to ensure they function at their best. Additionally, a professional checkup can help detect any potential problems and address them before they become costly repairs.
Replace your unit heaters
Maybe you discover in your maintenance that your unit heaters need to be replaced…
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In conclusion, regular maintenance of your unit heaters is crucial to ensure their efficient functioning and prolong their lifespan, keeping comfortable temperatures all year around. By following these top tips you’ll be able to reduce energy bills and provide reliable heating for years to come!