When winter weather strikes, you don’t want to risk being left without heat in your home. To prevent having your family endure a chilly house, call TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for on-time repairs. A family-owned company, we take pride in serving our neighbors in Shorewood, IL.
We offer the following heating services - and more - to your area:
- Heater Installations
- Furnace Installations
- Heating Repairs
- Furnace Repairs
- Radiant Heating Services
- Boiler Services
- Emergency Services
Our clients have been trusting us to perform their heating and cooling services for three generations. Find out why by reading our testimonials!
How to Keep Your Furnace Properly Maintained
To prevent your furnace from breaking down during the winter months, it’s important to keep it properly maintained all year long. Help your unit function properly by following these tips:
- Schedule a yearly inspection to allow a contractor to examine the unit and look for any issues that can be repaired in the spring or fall before the system is needed for winter.
- Change filters about every three months to avoid having debris build-up and impact the unit’s performance.
- Install a carbon monoxide alarm and have it inspected by a contractor at least once a year.
- Examine ducts to ensure they are sealed and not leaking any hot air.
- Check the blower to make sure it is properly lubricated and not obstructed.
- Inspect the inside of the unit to look for rust, holes or other defects.
- Clean the burners to remove any dust or debris that has accumulated.
- Clean the sensor and pilot with a wire brush and emery cloth. This will help the devices work properly throughout the year.
- Check the “high limit” to prevent overheating.
- Keep the area around the unit clean to ensure the system can be easily accessible by a contractor if needed.
What to Expect During a Heater Tune-Up
It’s important to schedule regular maintenance on your furnace. During these routine tune-ups you can expect a service company to perform the following tasks:
- Shut off the power to the unit to allow him or her to fully examine the system.
- Check all of the inner components of the unit to make sure they are functioning properly.
- Identify any worn out parts or belts. The contractor will then likely ask if he or she should replace these during the inspection. This is usually recommended as it will prevent the unit from possibly needing repairs in the future.
We understand that heating repairs can be costly. That’s why we offer financing options to help relieve some of the stress.
Ways to Make Your Furnace More Energy-Efficient
Keeping your home warm in the winter months can be costly, especially if your unit isn’t as energy-efficient as it should be. To trim your utility costs, consider using these tips:
- Install a programmable thermostat to help regulate the temperature.
- Check the air ducts to make sure there aren’t any leaks, causing warm air to leak out.
- Ensure your home is properly insulated.
- Have your unit inspected at least once a year.
- Change your filters about every three months.
- Let sunlight into your home to help add extra heat.