Prepare Early! Fall Heating Assessment For Your Home

In this article, we are going to discuss a home heating assessment, what’s done and why you need one.

If you have been to a coffee shop recently, you would have undoubtedly realized that pumpkin spice latte season is upon us. This means one thing: autumn is here.

Ready for the bad news? The New Farmer’s Almanac predicts a frigid winter. So, if you don’t want to get put out in the cold, you need to schedule a heating assessment for your home before that nor’easter blows through.

Cold weather is fast approaching, and an HVAC inspection is the only way to ensure that your heating system is up for the job ahead. If you’re a homeowner, read on to learn more about what a heating company will assess during a fall HVAC inspection and why it’s crucial.

Why You Need a Home Heating Assessment

The first and most important reason is safety. Every year over four hundred people die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Over a third of those deaths occur in the winter months.

Hiring HVAC professionals to assess your heating system before the start of the heating season ensures you keep your family safe from potential CO leakage. 

A heating and energy assessment will also provide you with peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system will work when you need it. Furthermore, inspections save you money, because last-minute and emergency repairs always cost more than maintenance.  

Keep in mind that there are many components to an inspection, so unless you are a trained professional, you should not attempt a DIY heating assessment on your own.

What Does a Technician Evaluate During a Fall HVAC Inspection? 

During the heating assessment for your home, an HVAC professional will complete a thorough examination before you rely on the system in cold weather. Afterward, the technician will inform you if any additional steps are needed. 

The most significant thing your HVAC system is evaluated for is safety.

Your technician will look for blocked vents that can turn into future fire hazards. If your home uses gas for heating, the inspection will also include CO inspections by taking CO readings around your furnace and outside your home.

In addition, during their walkthrough, they will flag out any flammable or combustible items stored too close to your tanks. 

The service provider will also assess the performance of your HVAC system. Your furnace will work even if it has efficiency issues, so this inspection focus is where you’ll find the most significant money savings. In addition, potential stress points and system failures will be identified so that unexpected problems don’t arise during critical (read: cold) moments. 

Stay Safe and Warm With a Home Energy Audit

Are you interested in replacing your furnace every few years? Probably not. While your heating system is meant to last you for a decade or more, that number assumes that the furnace is maintained and inspected. Without proper care, that lifespan drops to a handful of years. 

At All A’s Plumbing and Heating, we have provided superior service for over 20 years in New Jersey. We believe that you can avoid future costs and headaches with a home heating assessment and preventative heating maintenance. Should an emergency occur, don’t fear; we are available for urgent calls 24 hours a day.

Avoid a winter emergency and request an appointment to schedule a heating assessment for your home before the seasons change.