The cold winter months are just around the corner, and during that part of the year it is important to make sure your HVAC system is operating at 100%. If you live in an area with a cold winter climate, the heating in your home is not just a comfort but a necessity on those dangerously cold days. Here are six HVAC tips to get you through the winter that will keep your family warm and your HVAC system in working condition.
Clean Your Heating System
One of the common reasons that heating systems end up not working or not working as well as they should is that the parts get too dirty to function properly. Cleaning your system could also help catch potential problems that might require major and expensive repairs down the line.
Heating Unit Check Up & Repair
It is always a good idea to replace air filters before the winter months roll in and check them once a month to make sure they aren’t building up too much debris. It also doesn’t hurt to get a technician to come perform a check up to look for small issues that you might not catch yourself and they can perform those small repairs before it gets really cold.
Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Having a proper heating system is great, but there are other things you can do to warm your home and help keep your heating bill down. Caulking and weather stripping your doors and windows is a great way to keep the heat indoors and require less out of your heating system.
Get a Thermostat You Can Program
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat by now, you should. Being able to program your thermostat will allow you always to have a perfect balance of heating in your home. You won’t need to crank the heat way up and worry about the heating bill being higher than normal. Also, it helps for times when you know no one will be home and can avoid heating an empty house.
Cover Your Outdoor AC Unit
There are plenty of affordable outdoor unit covers that can help protect your AC from ice and snow, as well as avoid any debris. Considering you won’t be using it during the winter, it is a good idea to ensure it stays in good condition for when you need it. Call us for a proper custom-fit cover for your outdoor A/C unit.
Replace Your Old System
This isn’t necessarily an HVAC tip for Winter or applicable to those with relatively new HVAC systems, but if your current system is old and practically on its last legs, it may be a good time for a replacement. A brand new system will provide the best comfort available throughout the winter months.