How to Prepare Your HVAC for Winter
The changing of the season is an opportunity for homeowners to get relief from HVAC costs by minimizing the use of the units. This is the best time to start preparing your system for the upcoming winter season where heat will be used in full force. Are you prepared for the chill of the winter season?
Routine preventative maintenance can prepare your system for shifts in seasonal temperatures. Have you ever had a time where you were left without heating on the coldest day ever? Increasing performance helps to not only reduce emergencies, but it helps keep consistent temperatures for varying seasons. Licensed HVAC professionals can help maintain and prepare your heating and cooling system for the winter season. In the meantime, here are some steps you can use to help with preparation:
Check and Replace Filters
It's ideal to replace air filters every quarter because clogged filters can cause systems to work harder and less efficiently. Dirty air filters are one of the most common reasons air conditioning units stop working. Air cannot pass through the system if dirt traps and prevents it from flowing properly. This can also result in systems becoming overheated and burnt out from motors working harder than expected. Replacing the air filter is a simple way to prolong the life of your heating and cooling system.
Vents are often the forgotten part of the HVAC system. It is important to never block vents with furniture or any items that prevent or obstructs the flow of air in the home. Prepare your system by not putting unnecessary strain on the unit. Inadequate air-flow results in increased pressure and improper operation of the unit.
Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance
As stated earlier, preventative maintenance is the key to the proper functioning of the heating and air conditioning system. To get prepared for the winter months, check your system when the fall begins. Your family will more than likely begin to use the unit more towards the end of the fall season. Remember to have any abnormal sounds checked by a professional. Once maintenance is performed, your system can continue to run at full capacity.
Contact Robert Bair Plumbing Heating and Air for your HVAC needs. Our HVAC professionals would be delighted to respond to your inquiries and schedule a meeting with you. We can help get you prepared for the upcoming winter cold! Experience the comfort of knowing your heating and cooling system will remain consistent for the duration of the winter season and beyond.