Having an efficient heating system in your investment property is extremely important for both safety and… your wallet. A forced air heating system needs to be checked, cleaned, and serviced twice per year. At MerGo Property Management we service all of our systems twice per year – once before the winter season and once after. Here is the checklist our maintenance crews use and our tips on how to keep your heating system in tip-top shape.
- Change the air filter, this requires opening the system up and checking to see what filter you need, then buy from the store and install. If you find the filter is VERY dirty, then we recommend checking the filter more than twice per year. This is an easy step, a clean air filter is huge.
- Check all ductwork for holes and kinks. Do this by running the system and walking through your basement checking for any air. The kinks can be found by noticeably less air flow coming out of any of the vents inside your house.
- Clean the blower fan, this can be done by vacuuming the dust. If it is extremely dirty and seems to not be working properly we recommend you have an HVAC tech take a look.
- Always make sure your returns and vents are clean of any debris and furniture, it’s important your system can “breath easily”.
If at any point you think your heating system is sub-par always call a professional. If you have any questions MerGo Property Management is always here to answer any property maintenance questions. We are your resource for Boston Property Management Services.