As the leaves change color and the weather cools down, you might think it's time to adjust your thermostat from AC to Heat. Before you make the temperature go up in your home, consider the last time you had a checkup on your HVAC system. If it's been over a year, please have a professional HVAC technician inspect it, even if it's a new system. Similar to your annual physical checkup for your body, your home needs regular attention and maintenance.

Change HVAC System Air Filters Every Three Months

Changing the air filters every three months is a must, and we welcome you to do it. But other things are more difficult to DIY. Therefore, we recommend bi-annual (two times a year, spring and fall) HVAC maintenance services. Check out our HVAC Maintenance Plans. For example, dirt can build up over time in your HVAC system, which makes your heating and cooling systems work much harder than they should. This winter, we want your heating system to operate at its highest efficiency, and we will clean out the gunk so it can keep you warm all winter long.

Protect Your Family with Carbon Monoxide Detectors

An issue with your furnace can quickly cause carbon monoxide, or CO, to spread throughout your home. CO, or carbon monoxide, is an odorless, invisible gas. You and your family can be exposed to high levels of CO and not even know it. This is why we recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home to easily detect this dangerous gas.

Cracks in the Heat Exchanger Leak Carbon Monoxide

If your HVAC system is older or hasn’t been well cared for, it could be inefficiently producing heat for your home. In some cases, we’ve discovered cracks in the heat exchanger, causing it to leak poisonous carbon monoxide gasses.

One homeowner was shocked that her old system was leaking CO with her newborn baby at home. Luckily, she called a professional and quickly installed a new HVAC E without any harmful outcomes.

Schedule Regular Maintenance for Your Furnace

Regular maintenance on your furnace allows you to be aware of any HVAC system issues, understand how much life you might have remaining in your furnace, and know how well your heating system is doing.

Lorenz's Fall Furnace Service Call Checklist

Here is a list of what Lorenz Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning will inspect when you schedule your fall service call.

  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Check volts/amps blower motor
  • Check blower wheel (clean if needed)
  • Check circuit board for hot spots
  • Check inducer motor volts/amps
  • Check gas pressure
  • Check carbon monoxide
  • Vacuum burner area
  • Check HSI and Spark ignitors
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Check all safety controls
  • Clean and adjust pilot assemblies
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Check volts/amps on heat strips
  • Check ignition carry over
  • Check temp rise
  • Check flue
  • Check and adjust the belt if needed
  • Check motor bearings
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Clean furnace/air handler

Heat Pumps are Your Air Conditioner in the Summer

Heat pumps might be something you don't think of during the summer. However, this is your air conditioner that worked hard all summer. In the colder months, the heat pump works in reverse to extract the heat from the outside air and put it in your home.

So, suppose you have a heat pump. In that case, you need to service your furnace or air handler. Maintaining your heat pump is a great way to keep it running all winter and keep your family warm inside.

Call Lorenz

Call your friends at Lorenz at 417-863-1122. We’ll do what’s right for you and set you up with a fall service call to keep you warm in the winter.

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