Get Ready to Fire Up the Heater

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Get Ready to Fire Up the Heater

Arizona is known for its sunshine, with over 300 days on average of sunny days in some areas. Yet, new residents are often surprised to discover that it can get downright chilly in the Sonoran Desert during the late fall and winter months. This is the primary reason why it’s important to ensure your heater is functioning and ready to go when the temperatures begin to dip.

Too often, homeowners are unpleasantly surprised that their heater is malfunctioning or not working at all when they turn it on for the first time in months. Here are two things you want to be aware of when you flip the switch.

Burn Out

After months of a heater sitting unused, it can collect excessive dust and debris. When you turn on the heater for the first time on a cool fall evening, don’t be surprised to catch a whiff of burning dust. It’s not a pleasant odor, but it usually dissipates within the first few minutes. However, if you continue to smell something burning, there could be a problem, and it’s worthwhile to call a technician to find out what’s going on. Cool Blew’s skilled contractors will blow out dust and debris inside your furnace and change air filters, as well as fix any problems causing the smell.

No Sounds of Silence

Arizona homeowners are often so accustomed to the sound of the air conditioner humming along that they barely hear it. However, a furnace or heater is a different story. They can thump or clunk when you turn on the heat. But this shouldn’t be as loud as a bang. If this is what you’re hearing, you could have a problem with an ignitor. Time to call Cool Blew.

Schedule A Tune Up with Locally Owned Cool Blew

Here in the Valley of the Sun, you probably won’t need to flip on the heat until November, but you will want to be ready when chilly evening and colder morning temperatures arrive. By scheduling a tune up today, you’ll gain peace of mind when the weather shifts to cooler daily temperatures. Your HVAC system will be thoroughly checked with an extra emphasis on ensuring the heater is ready to fire up. This includes viewing the gas pilot to make certain it’s lit and ready to go.

With Halloween and the start of November just around the corner, avoid the maintenance rush and schedule your autumn HVAC tune-up today. Call Cool Blew’s expert technicians at 623-872-2900.