Here are three important things you can do for your heating system in the coming weeks.
Clean your equipment. Heat equipment can gather a surprising amount of dirt and dust during the winter; it’s a good idea to get that dust cleared now rather than leaving it to attract even more moving part-clogging gunk in the months ahead. Spring is also a good time to look for obvious problems like fuel leaks, ductwork gaps, and blocked flues or vents. Lastly, it’s a good idea to check your furnace air filter, replacing it if needed.
Schedule preventive maintenance. Your heating equipment can probably use a little professional attention after a long winter of hard work. Early spring is a great time to tackle routine maintenance for your furnace or boiler, since expert technicians are more readily available during this “shoulder season.”
Make sensible upgrades. Spring is a great time to buy a new heating system – the price of heating equipment will often be lower than in other seasons (due to lower demand and incentives), and installation appointment times will be more plentiful (there’s that shoulder season benefit again). The other reason? From a practical standpoint, installing a heating system in spring is good because you don’t desperately need heat the way you might during the fall or winter.