Here at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that you want to take good care of your HVAC equipment. It lasts longer and becomes a far better investment that way. One important step is preparing it for seasonal changes. Winterizing your HVAC system can make it more effective at its job and reduce the chance of some expensive damage. By just taking these few steps, you can protect your valuable HVAC equipment all season long.
Schedule a Checkup
The start of a new season is a great time to have a pro come take a look at your system. Our expert HVAC technicians will see if all of the crucial components in your HVAC system are working well. They can replace any part that isn't and perform other repairs while they're at it. You'll be glad you took this simple step when your house is warm and cozy all season long.
Change the Filters
You're probably tired of hearing us say it, but changing your filter is important! The start of a new season is a good time to swap out your old, dusty filter for a new one. This helps your HVAC system work more effectively and efficiently. It can also help anyone in your home who suffers from allergies. Save money on your utility bill and help make your family more comfortable with this simple step.
Clean Up a Bit
You can also start to winterize your HVAC system by doing a bit of cleaning. Clean up the area around your outdoor air conditioning unit-it may have attracted some falling leaves and other foliage, which can affect airflow and make your system less efficient. It might also be a good idea to cover up the unit since it won't be getting used too much in the coming months anyway.
It's also smart to clean up inside of your home. Make sure clutter isn't crowding your furnace. See if anything is covering up heating vents. Blocked vents can't circulate warm air throughout your home nearly as effectively.
Remove Window Units
If you have window units that provide your air conditioning, get ready to remove them. If you have room to store them inside of your home, these pieces of equipment will be better off. They can handle the winter weather for the most part, but keeping them inside can extend their lifespan.
Seal Up Your Ducts
If you want to make sure that your home is being heated effectively, have an expert come in and check out your ductwork. Over time, ducts can become damaged and begin leaking out the warm air you need to keep your home comfortable. This usually results in homeowners being colder than they want to be, meaning that they'll end up turning up the thermostat. That means higher heating costs and a furnace that's working much harder.
Taking the time to winterize your HVAC system results in a more efficient and effective system. You and your family will be warm all season long and you won't be wasting any money on excess energy use. Contact us if you need help this season.