How Can I Make Sure My Heating System Is Prepared for Winter Weather?

Maintenance agreements help your HVAC equipment run its best all year long.

Maintenance agreements provide everything you need to get your system up and running—and keep it that way all winter long. While there are certain steps of a preventive check you could likely perform on your own, chances are you don’t have the experience, skills, or tools to handle the whole job.

Check out all the steps a professional takes when determining whether your heating equipment is safe:


Did you know most heater breakdowns occur because of electrical problems? Fuses go out, breakers flips, thermostat batteries wear out. Beyond those issues though, electrical components are very important to your system running well. If you don’t know how—and where—to check these components, you should probably call in a pro.


Your heating equipment has several inlets and outlets you need to keep clear. Blockages prevent enough oxygen from getting to your burner. No oxygen means no flame, and ultimately, no warm air. An experienced HVAC technician can show you how to check and clear these areas, as well as install components aimed at keeping them free of debris.


A few problems can prevent burners from sparking correctly. Some of them, like blocked airflow, have nothing to do with the burners themselves. Others do, and fixing them can be dangerous. Scrubbing burners free of buildup can be unnerving all on its own. A pinched or stalled gas supply? You’re better off leaving those issues to the experts.

Contact Carolina Comfort, Inc. to enroll in one of our maintenance agreements before you need a fall preventive check. It’s the easiest way to protect your system at an affordable price.