Using and Maintaining HVAC Systems in Rental Properties

Proper Care For A New Central Heating System

A new home means that you will be supplied with a brand new heating system. Central heating may seem like a luxury if you are used to using baseboard heating or portable heaters. Although everything in your new home will be in perfect condition, it doesn't take long for things to wear out, especially if you turn the heat up and down on a daily basis or don't provide the unit with the maintenance needed. Look after the heating system by referring to your manual, consulting with the technician who completed the installation, and performing cleaning duties as needed.

Learn The Layout

Before you turn on the heating unit, familiarize yourself with the heat pump, the vents that run to the unit, and the thermostat. The thermostat will likely be located in a hallway, along one of the walls. A digital thermostat requires batteries to operate. You will be provided with a digital temperature reading. This is the current temperature of the air inside of your home.

Look at the series of buttons that are on the thermostat. There will be one to turn the unit on and off, one to adjust the temperature, and one to utilize a fan setting. Read the manual to determine how to start up the heating system. You will need to adjust the temperature to the desired setting. Once you get used to using your heating unit, you will be familiar with the noises that it makes, both during operation and when it is about to turn off. 

Address Any Issues

If the heating unit fails to turn on or if it seems to be working improperly, turn off the unit and contact the technician who completed the installation. You will receive guidance with determining what is wrong. You could have pressed the wrong button or maybe the temperature setting is lower than what you initially thought you adjusted it to.

Your new central heating system may be covered for parts and labor costs, so allow the technician to handle any repair work that needs to be completed. Purchase plenty of filters so that you can replace a dirty one as needed. Use a vacuum cleaner to collect loose dirt from vent covers. Sweep your home regularly and dispose of debris that is located near the heat pump. This will assist with promoting adequate air flow so that your heating unit continues to operate efficiently. For more information, get in touch with companies like Phil's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.