Cleaning & Self Maintenance

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Your home heater plays a crucial role in keeping your living space warm and comfortable, especially during the colder months. However, to ensure it operates efficiently and safely, regular cleaning and maintenance are essential.

Nortan Air Conditioning & Heating recommend regular servicing of heaters.  However, there are simple steps you can take to help keep your heater performing optimally.

Safety Precautions

Before you begin, it’s important to take some safety precautions to protect yourself and your home:

  1. Turn off the Heater:
    Make sure the heater is completely turned off and disconnected from the power source before performing any maintenance.

  2. Wear Safety Gear:
    Use gloves, safety goggles, and a dust mask to protect yourself from dust and debris.

  3. Ventilation:
    Ensure good ventilation in the area where you’re working to prevent the accumulation of fumes or gas.

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Cleaning Steps

Dust and Debris Removal

Use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove dust and debris from the exterior and the grates of the heater.
Pay special attention to the intake and exhaust vents to prevent blockages.

Clean or Replace Filters

Check the filters in your heater and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning or replacing them. This step is crucial for maintaining air quality and efficiency.

Clean the Heating Element

For electric heaters, turn off the power and gently clean the heating element with a soft brush or cloth to remove any accumulated dirt.

Inspect the Burner Assembly

For gas or oil heaters, inspect the burner assembly for soot or carbon buildup. If you notice significant deposits, consult a professional for cleaning or maintenance.

Maintaining your Heater

Regular maintenance can help prolong your heater’s life and improve its efficiency.

Check for Leaks

For gas or oil heaters, regularly inspect for any gas or oil leaks. If you notice a problem, turn off the heater and contact a professional immediately.

Inspect Electrical Connections

For electric heaters, inspect the wiring and electrical connections to ensure they are secure and free from damage.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Consider scheduling an annual maintenance service with a qualified technician. They can perform a thorough inspection, identify and address any issues, and ensure your heater operates optimally.

Monitor Thermostat Settings

Regularly check and adjust the thermostat settings to maintain a comfortable temperature and prevent your heater from overworking.

Keep the Surrounding Area Clear

Remove any flammable materials, clutter, or obstructions from the vicinity of your heater to ensure proper airflow and safety.

12 Month Warranty

All new parts supplied and installed by Nortan are supported by a full 12-month warranty on all parts and labour.

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We take a 'repair first' approach - we won't throw out a perfectly good system that just needs a service and repair.

Safety Focus

We focus not only on the heating or cooling, but we also ensure the safety of your system via carbon monoxide testing & fire risk checks.

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