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What to Check Before Turning the Heat On

In Florida, we don’t often turn to the heater. But a few weeks out of the year, when the temperature dips below 70 degrees, you might find yourself wanting to turn the heater in your office on. Before you flip the switch, take a moment to check that your heater is ready to go.

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Air Filter

Similar to your air conditioner, your heater’s air filter also plays a crucial part in it being able to run properly. The air filter helps to keep any airborne particles, such as dust and hair, from floating around your home. Because you likely don’t turn the heat on very often, check the air filter each and every time you turn the heat on after a few weeks. You never know what the air filter has been able to pick up and whether it will need to be replaced. A new air filter will increase your air quality and help to lower your heating bill.

Thermostat

Your thermostat tells your commercial HVAC unit when to activate and how long it needs to be activated. Before turning the heat on, check what your thermostat is set to. Once the heat is turned on, monitor the thermostat for the first 24 hours in order to ensure that it is functioning properly. If the thermostat seems to be malfunctioning, it could be an issue with the ignition. In this case, it’s best to contact an HVAC professional.

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Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a toxic gas that, when inhaled, can cause flu-like symptoms, loss of consciousness, and death. Because carbon monoxide is both odorless and scentless, it’s crucial that your office is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. Before turning on the heat, check to make sure your carbon monoxide detector is operational. By testing its functionality, you can make sure yours has adequate power. If your carbon monoxide detector is battery operated, make sure you always have spare batteries on hand.  

When it comes to commercial HVAC maintenance, preventive maintenance is always a crucial step. Before you turn on the heat, make sure your furnace is ready to go. In the event that your commercial HVAC unit needs maintenance, contact the air conditioning replacement St. Cloud experts at All Temp. We can get your commercial unit up and running in no time. Just give us a call at (813) 630-9400.

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