Taking care of your home’s heating and cooling system is a necessary job for all homeowners. It’s that time of year again to get ready for the colder winter months around your house! One of the most important aspects of your home to prepare for is your home heating system. Those that do this yearly understand the significant benefits of making sure that your home heating system is ready for those frigid days ahead.
We’ve gathered some of our top tips for preparing your home heating system for the winter ahead:
- Furnace Cleanings Go a Long Way!
One of the keys to a furnace working well is to get annual HVAC maintenance. This maintenance service includes changing the filter on your furnace, which is integral to the system performing most efficiently. If a filter is not clean, the system has to work harder to pump that warm air into your home. Furnace filters should be changed out regularly – monthly during the winter.
- Turn Off Your Home Cooling System – You Only Need The Heat For Now
Believe it or not, it is recommended that you turn off your central air conditioning system for the wintertime. The reason that you want to manually shut it off is that some systems automatically turn back on if there is a warmer day, which can cause water that it generates to freeze when the temperature drops again. To avoid this, make sure you turn the system off for the winter and add a mesh AC cover to your condenser unit outside to protect it from harsh winter weather.
- Furnace Area Cleanliness
Keeping the area around the furnace and boiler clean is also a fire prevention tactic! Equally as important is making sure that the areas around your air ducts and vents are cleared so that your warm air can flow through easily. Keep in mind that you don’t want your home heating system to have to work harder than it should have to.
- Show Your Hot Water Tank Some TLC
A great way to get your hot water tank ready to work this winter is to flush it out to remove any sediment that may have built up over the summer months. Also, it’s a good idea to check the pressure relief valve to make sure it’s working as it should before you need to rely on it!
- Leak Patrol!
Our final tip is to check for leaks. The last thing that you want to have happened is to have leaks in your air ducts preventing the warm air from getting to where you want it to go. You can check them by looking for any holes, leaks, or loose joints around the ductwork. If you find any, this can be easily fixed by a ductwork repair company.
Do you feel like your home heating system is ready for the cold winter months ahead? We’ve got you covered! As the #1 Nationwide Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year, you can rely on Clay’s Climate Control to keep your family warm this winter. Our professional, nationally certified technicians are here to answer the call! Contact us to schedule an appointment today!
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