Now is the Time to Check Your Heating System

Even though it feels summer just ended, now is the perfect time to think about your heating system. The snow and ice seems like an eternity away, but the reality of a furnace breaking down in the middle of a cold Kansas winter is a real concern. It’s a threat our trained HVAC technicians at Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning deal with every winter.

Without fail, some problem or system breakdown is bound to happen to some Manhattan area homeowners at the worst possible time. While you can always call our Standard team for emergency furnace repair 24/7, we want to help you prevent this problem from happening at all.

In this article, we explain how proper furnace maintenance can save you from potential heating disaster. And we will also show you the easiest thing you can do NOW that will go a long way in preventing a problem.

Will Your Heat Turn On?

Furnace in basement getting serviced by Standard Heating & Air in Manhattan, KSYou have not needed your heat for many months. Will it be ready to work when the first cold snap happens in Manhattan?

Waiting until temperatures drop low enough to need your heat is too late. Finding out that your furnace is not working when it’s very cold out means you don’t have time to wait for a repair.

If that happens, you will probably be left waiting in the cold.

You can expect to wait quite some time for a qualified HVAC repair technician to get your heating system back up and working. Just as you may be finding out that your furnace isn’t working, so might hundreds of other families. We have seen this happen every year for the near century Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the greater Manhattan community.

As we head into another cold Kansas winter, we are here to help homeowners avoid this sort of emergency. The truth is that many of these furnace breakdowns can be avoided. By doing one thing, you could prevent finding yourself without a heating system in the coldest days of the winter.

Prevent a Heater Emergency: What to do RIGHT NOW

Doing a test run of your furnace should be done every year before the cold season starts. When precisely? Our weather is not the same every year so there’s no perfect date to always test out your heating system. You will want to do it well before you need heat.

Do you recall when you first turned your heat on last year? Last year in Manhattan, our first night of freezing temperatures happened on October 11th.

Graph from timeanddate.com showing the freezing temperatures in Manhattan in October 2019
Manhattan, KS temperatures October 2019 as posted by timeanddate.com

Remember, it’s not just about you and your home. When does everyone else turn their heat on? While you may be an energy saver who holds out until it gets quite cold before turning on your furnace, that is not common.

Turning your heater on before you need it may sound dumb, but it is the smartest thing you can do.

Sure, it’s probably still quite warm out, but turning on your heater before you actually need it is important. If you don’t feel the heat or detect some problem such as hearing odd, persistent sounds, at least now you know you may have a problem. You will be giving yourself plenty of time to get any problem fixed before you need to use it this winter.

When hundreds of families across the Manhattan area are all in need of a furnace repair at about the same time, there aren’t suddenly hundreds of more skilled HVAC technicians available to do the job. Our skilled furnace repair team will be working night and day getting broken heating systems up and running.

The Heat Comes On: Are You in the Clear?

If your heating system successfully turns on, emits heat, and appears to be working normally, you may be in the clear. This is especially likely if you have a newer system that is regularly maintained and has had the air filters changed on a regular basis.

It’s always a good idea to have your heating system maintained on a yearly basis. There are a variety of issues that could affect how well a furnace operates that are not always obvious.

Regular HVAC maintenance is the absolute best way to ensure your heater is working well and efficiently. Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning provides a yearly VIP Maintenance Program that allows for us to provide this service to homeowners and give them peace of mind that their system can be expected to run at peak performance year in and year out.

Graphic image of Standard’s VIP Maintenance Program

Standard’s Fall Furnace Tune Up

Contact us to schedule service for a Fall Furnace Check & Tune Up. One of our experienced technicians will come to your home and do all the necessary testing of your HVAC system. We will make sure that your furnace is working properly and efficiently. An inefficient heating system will waste unnecessary amounts of energy, possibly leaving you with a larger than expected energy bill in the middle of winter!

  • Testing to make sure it is working properly and safely
  • Changing the air filter
  • Checking duct work and all other components of your cooling system to make sure any possible problems or issues are detected and resolved
  • Checking that the thermostat is working properly

October: Early Bird Furnace Special

Because a fall tune-up of your heating system is the best way to ensure your house is ready for our next cold Kansas winter, we are offering a special deal for our seasonal maintenance service. Contact us to get our fall furnace special available through the entire month of October 2020. For the special price of $70.00 we will make sure your furnace is ready to keep you warm all winter. Call us today at (785) 776-5012.

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