Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you’re off the hook from doing chores around the house. If you want to ensure your HVAC system is working properly all winter long, and that you don’t get caught with cold temperatures inside your home, we recommend regular upkeep.
To help make sure you and your HVAC system are comfortable this winter season, here are some routine upkeep and maintenance tasks to keep a handle on.
Winter HVAC Maintenance
An inefficient HVAC system won’t just leave you cold, but it will cost you too! Save yourself from a “no-heat” emergency and protect your pocketbook by following our winter HVAC upkeep tips.
1. Annual Inspections
The best way to ensure your system is in working order is to have an annual inspection. Getting a professional to give your HVAC system the once over once a year can save you a lot of trouble and money.
2. Pilot Light
Check for a clear blue flame if you have natural gas, and be sure to call in a professional if you spot yellow or orange flames.
3. Check Airflow
Open all vents and registers so to improve efficiency of your HVAC. Remove any drapes, plants, or pieces of furniture that may be placed over vents and blocking the flow of air.
4. Remove Debris
Regularly vacuum, dust, and remove any debris in your vents. This shouldn’t be a substitute for a professional duct cleaning, but regular upkeep can help preserve your system.
5. Change Furnace Filter
If you have pets or a lot of visitors during the holidays, you’ll want to regularly change your furnace filter to ensure proper airflow.
6. Review Thermostat
Are your settings correct?
A programmable thermostat will be your best friend and can save you time any money and keep your home at a consistently comfortable temperature.
Preventative maintenance is always the goal and by performing regular upkeep and inspections on your HVAC system, you’re sure to preserve it for a long time. If you haven’t had your annual inspection yet or you’d like a professional opinion, get in touch with us!
Keep Your Home Warm
Apart from a properly working HVAC system, there are still a number of ways you can keep your home warm and save money this winter!
- Rearrange your furniture so that common meeting points and seating areas aren’t near drafty windows and won’t tempt you to keep dialing up the thermostat.
- Check your insulation and replace any areas that are too thin.
- Install draft blockers on your bathroom fans and vents to prevent the blowback of cold air into your home.
- Close doors and vents in unused rooms.
- Use rugs in rooms with tile or hardwood floor for extra insulation.
For more tips to protect your HVAC and your home this winter, check out our latest post!
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