Tips for HVAC maintenance this Winter

Posted on: May 4, 2016 by in HVAC Maintenance Tips
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One of the most important things you can do for your heating system is to have it maintained regularly. This can help it to be effective and efficient while heating the home during colder months. The heating system, ventilation, thermostat, and other components should be cleaned and maintained regularly. This way you can help ensure the heating system is performing the best it can be. Regular maintenance is important because it checks for problems of parts that need repairing, before they need to be fully replaced.

Maintenance can help you save money

Making sure to have maintenance done on the heating system could mean lower energy bills this winter. A proper inspection by a professional can help to figure out if there are any energy leaks and where they are. This can help to ensure the warm air produced stays in the ductwork to be distributed throughout your home. We can inspect the heating system and components to ensure they are working well and efficient. This way, heat and money will not be wasted. Having the heating system maintained regularly can also help reduce the chance for an unexpected breakdown. This can help to save time, money, and unneeded stress. If an issue is detected early, it can be a minor repair. Ignoring an issue can lead to a larger repair bill. It can also have the chance for damage to be done to other parts of the heating system.

Remember to inspect the filter

The filter should be inspected on a regular basis. When the filter becomes dirty and clogged, it should be cleaned and replaced when necessary. This can help to ensure the cleanest possible air is being distributed throughout your home. When recommended, the filter should be replaced with a new one. If you are unsure of when to replace the filter, we can help to advise you on when to inspect the filter. There are several types of filters to choose from as well. Some are more efficient at trapping certain types of pollutants that are in the air. We can also help to recommend the best type of filter for your heating system and home.

Other parts to look at

Besides checking the furnace and filter, make sure to check other parts of heating system as well. The ductwork should be inspected regularly to ensure there are no cracks or gaps in it. This can help prevent heat from escaping. If there is a leak somewhere, monthly heating bills will be higher because more heat is being produced. Also, it will cause more wear and tear on the heating system, as it will need to work harder. The thermostat should also be inspected. If you find the set temperature of the home is different than the actual temperature, there may be an issue with the thermostat. If you need to replace the thermostat, consider a programmable thermostat. This is beneficial because you can set the home to specific temperatures at certain hours and days of the week. This way you do not waste energy when you might not be home.

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