When you look at the forecast and the weather outside your window, you'll see why this time of year is a favorite for many around Puget Sound. You may not have fired up your furnace yet, but temperatures are cooling off quickly, so that time is certainly coming! Fortunately, we've also escaped the poor air quality from wildfire smoke that plagued the region this time last September.
No matter what happens this fall and winter, be safe and comfortable at home with these tips from Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning.
Many people forget to run through a seasonal checklist when they transition from cooling to heating, but when it comes to home heating solutions, preventative maintenance is the name of the game. Heating units sit unused for about four months from late spring to early fall. Cars require extra maintenance and priming when they haven't been started or driven for long periods, and the same level of care is necessary for heating solutions in your home. This applies to new and old units!
More than a filter replacement
Filter cleaning or replacement is something Black Lion will always encourage, especially for pet owners or those sensitive to dust and dander. It's the fastest way to improve air quality and efficiency. However, a filter cleaning alone won't necessarily address the types of problems that stop a furnace in the dead of winter!
Black Lion service technicians have a 21-point checklist to inspect the entire heat system, including the igniter, thermostat, blower motor, gas valves, flame sensors, condensate pumps, and unit housing. Like all appliances, heating solutions break down over time, but regular and thorough inspections will extend the life of your heater.
Adding air conditioning
This summer's 'heat dome' was historical, but signs point to future heat waves in Western Washington. Intense heat is becoming part of our 'Seattle Summer,' so you might want to consider a cooling unit with your next furnace replacement or a heat pump that can heat and cool your home.
The team at Black Lion has specialized in residential heating, cooling, and ventilation in Puget Sound for over 20 years. Their technicians can perform annual maintenance, repairs, or replacement installations on your heating or cooling equipment so you can rest assured that your equipment is ready to work hard all winter. Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning also offers emergency repair service outside of normal business hours. If your heat goes out this year, don't hesitate to call the professionals at Black Lion.