As we approach winter and the temperature outside starts dropping, you may discover an increase in your utility bills which is a result of higher heating costs. However, by getting your HVAC ready for winter, you will cut down on your electricity usage and also extend the lifespan of the HVAC system.
These few tips will bring you up to speed on how to properly and efficiently prepare your HVAC system for winter.
1. Air Filters: It is advisable to get in the habit of changing your air filters monthly. Just because the dust is invisible doesn’t mean it is not there.
2. Thermostat: Having a digital thermostat installed is best. It allows you preset the temperature for various times of the day thereby ensuring when that you are away, your HVAC works less. In cases where the thermostats are older, ensuring they are up to date before winter is necessary. Checking to see if the old battery set needs to be replaced.
3. Sound check: Turn on your unit and check for unusual rattling sounds from your HVAC. If there is one, something is likely wrong. Contacting the right hands to help fix it is advisable to avoid total breakdown.
4. Air Vents: Check for proper circulation of air by ensuring that nothing is obstructing your fresh air supply and return air vents.
Upon checking your system and you discover any unusual signs, noise or excessive moisture signaling your system is not properly functioning, you should contact Comfort Source HVAC. During this check, the technician will run various diagnostic procedures thereby ensuring that all parts are cleaned, lubricated and functioning effectively.
With all these in place, you are ready for the winter.