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Get Ready For A New Tenant With These Heater Maintenance Tips

As a property manager, it's your responsibility to take care of routine maintenance of a property before a new tenant moves in. If it's been a while since maintenance has been done to the HVAC system or if you have an opportunity to complete a lot of maintenance work due to the unit being empty for the time being, you'll need to get started with maintenance right away.

The following tips can all help guide you keep the heater working properly before any problems arise.

Clear Away Any Debris Nearby

The best thing to do to keep the heater running smoothly is by taking preventive measures. If the HVAC unit is located outdoors, you'll need to clear away any debris, such as branches, leaves, and other bits of landscaping. A great way to keep the unit safe is by installing a privacy screen or using screening plants to disguise the bulky shape of the unit.

Check and Clean the Interior

There are numerous parts of the heater that can be inspected on your own, once the unit has been powered off. The coils, fan motor, fan blades, and control box all need to be inspected in depth so that you can quickly address any potential problems.

Test the Heater Performance

The best way to find out if anything is wrong with the heater, besides simply turning it on, is by turning it on momentarily and waiting to hear if anything is wrong. Abnormal noises are a major sign that the heater needs repairs, along with any strange odors you notice coming from the unit.

Replace the Filters

A simple task that should be done on a regular basis is replacing the filters. Since the filter is responsible for trapping dust, lint, and other debris, it's important that the date the filters are replaced is jotted down so that the filters are replaced on a regular interval.

Use a Professional for Any Repairs

If you notice anything wrong with the heater that warrants repair work, it's crucial that you depend on professionals for the repairs. It can be tempting to take the repair into your own hands, but this decision could be putting yourself in harm's way and even cause damage to the heater itself.

After you've fully inspected and cleaned the heater, you'll be able to have a clear idea of whether any extensive repairs will be needed. With the tips above, you can get started checking the heater of a property you're managing before a new tenant moves in.