After a super hot summer, many homeowners really look forward to the cooler months of the year. After all, it’s fall y’all! At some point, your heating system will come into play and that’s when things will really heat up. Before you turn on your heater for the new season, follow these tips:

Turn On the Pilot Light

It’s been a while since your heat has been up and running and there’s a good chance that your pilot light needs to be lit again. If you don’t know how to do this yourself or want to have your system checked at the same time, be sure to give Hobson Heating & Plumbing a call.  

Hire a Qualified Technician

Heating systems are built to last, but they still need to be serviced if you hope to keep them running efficiently and effectively for as long as possible. An inspection by a qualified technician should be scheduled once per year to make sure this happens. Call us today at 630-761-3400 to schedule an inspection. 

Clean or Replace the Air Filter

When the air filter gets dirty, your system won’t run as well as before and contaminants will make their way back into your air. You can prevent this by cleaning or replacing the air filter every 1-3 months, depending on how quickly it gets clogged up.

Test your Alarms

Every home should be equipped with multiple smoke alarms and at least one carbon monoxide alarm per story. You can test each one by pressing a small button that’s usually located on the front of the unit and be sure to replace the batteries, even if they aren’t dead yet. 

If you need assistance with your heater or any other home comfort questions, reach out to the professionals at Hobson Plumbing & Heating. We serve North Aurora and the surrounding areas.  Visit our website to learn more or call us at 630-761-3400.