HVAC Winter Preparation: Things to Finish This Fall
Fall is the perfect time to make sure you’re prepared for the cooler weather right around the corner. And the one place you want to be the most prepared for falling temperatures – is in your home. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to get out your HVAC winter preparation checklist and knock out the things you’ll need to finish this fall to keep your energy expenses down and winter a whole lot more comfortable.
HVAC Winter Preparation Checklist:
Replace the air filter
Replacing the air filter every month is one of the best and easiest ways to keep your system running smoothly. And be sure to choose the correct filter for your unit by following the manufacturer’s recommendations. You can order filters directly from our website and have them delivered right to your door on a regular schedule.
Clean the surface of your vents
Wipe away or vacuum the surface of vents to keep them free of dust and debris that can inhibit airflow. Click here for steps you should take.
Test your heating system
Set your thermostat a few degrees higher to kick the heat on and assess how long it takes to come to that temperature. If it doesn’t come on or does come on but doesn’t get to temperature, contact an HVAC company and get it evaluated ASAP! The last thing you want is to be trying to figure out what’s wrong when the air turns frigid.
Schedule maintenance and an inspection
Regardless of whether your HVAC system seems to be functioning properly, get your system inspected, and schedule routine maintenance. If you’re going to be running it around the clock this winter, you’ll want to be sure to head off any issues before they occur. And if your system is getting old, you may want to consider replacing it. It may sound like a pricey option, but a newer, high-efficiency model could save you up to 40% in energy costs annually, so talk to an HVAC professional about the lifespan of your current system.
If you’d like to learn more about preparing your HVAC system for winter, contact the professionals at Advent Air and schedule your routine maintenance and HVAC inspection today.