Fall has officially begun, and while temperatures in Lubbock and its surrounding areas are not quite cool yet, they are sure to be on their way! In fact, the Farmers Almanac has predicted a “bone chilling” winter for Texas. This can be hard to fathom when temperatures are still hot at the end of September, but cold weather is just around the corner, and the last thing you want on the first genuinely cold day of the year is to be caught without heat. With weather that can change in the blink of an eye, it is important to make sure that your heating system is ready to go when the cold weather hits. On The South Plains, you may be running your air conditioner regularly today and need to crank on the heat tomorrow! SPECS Refrigeration in Lubbock, Texas, provides heating system repair, maintenance, and seasonal checks so you can be sure that your house is nice and warm even when it is miserably cold outside.
At SPECS Refrigeration, our services to prepare your heater for the winter include inspecting and cleaning your flame sensor and inducer motor, checking the condition of your gas connections, testing for carbon monoxide leaks, and checking the operation and integrity of the heat exchanger in homes with gas heat or heat strips in homes with electric heat. When it comes to checking heat exchangers and testing for carbon monoxide, these things should be performed by a qualified technician with the knowledge and equipment to complete the job properly and thoroughly to keep you safe. When we conduct a furnace check, we also examine the overall condition of your unit, check your air filters, and make sure that the blower motor is running smoothly. We can even check your ducts to make sure they don’t have any air leaks and to make sure they are run properly and in good condition. Additionally, if you have a heat pump system, we can check its operation to ensure that it is switching correctly between heating and cooling, check its electric control for proper function, and remove debris from around your unit so your system runs the way it is supposed to.
As fall begins and cold weather comes closer, do not wait until the coldest day of the year to make sure that your heater works properly! Get in touch with SPECS Refrigeration today to ensure that your heating system is ready to go for cold weather.