Heating Equipment Checklist for Winter

A homeowner replaces her air filter

By Ryan Davies

CEC Director of Customer & Energy Services

Temperatures are dropping, and it is time to begin heating season in Central Oregon.  Use the following heating equipment checklist to ensure your system is in tip-top condition to efficiently heat your home.

DO IT YOURSELF

  • Replace filters regularly
  • Check for obstructions at your registers and return grills
  • Set and test your programmable thermostat

HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DO IT

  • Inspect equipment
  • Inspect ductwork
  • Examine electrical connections
  • Lubricate motors and clean equipment (annual service)

If it is time to replace your heating system, consider our Heat Pump & Duct Sealing and Ductless Heat Pump programs that provide cash incentives to upgrade your system.