How to Properly Shut down Your Home’s Heating System

If you haven’t stopped using your heat yet, you’ll likely only
need it for a few more weeks. Spring has officially sprung and warmer
temperatures will be making their way into the Twin Cities in no time.
With that said, it’s important to shut down your home’s heating
system the right way so there are no surprises when you need it again
next fall.

  1. The first thing you’ll want to do is turn off the pilot light. Unless
    you manually turn it off, the pilot light remains lit all the time and
    if it’s not fueling another appliance, you don’t need to be
    wasting money by leaving it on around the clock.

  2. Change over from the “heat” setting to the “cool”
    setting on the thermostat. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat,
    take this time to input your new temperature settings so that you’re
    comfortable all spring and summer long.

  3. Clean or replace the filter now and it’ll be one less thing you need
    to remember when we transition from summer to fall.

  4. Clean up the area around your furnace. Keep in mind there should be at
    least 3 feet of space around the unit and it’s a good idea to vacuum
    up dust and debris that may have collected.

  5. Take this as a reminder to schedule HVAC maintenance to make sure your
    cooling system will be ready when it’s put to work in the upcoming weeks.

Maintain reliability and energy efficiency in your air conditioning system
in Twin Cities – St. Paul, and book a system tune-up by calling the team
at Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.

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