How To Prepare Your Heating For Cold Weather
Posted on September 28th, 2020 by Devine Bros
Your HVAC system is the core of your home, so naturally now that cooler temperatures are on the way, you’ll need to start preparing your heating system for the change. It isn’t suggested that you start running your heating immediately before warming it up. In order to make sure it’s working as it should and won’t break down on you during these next few seasons, take these extra precautions in order to prepare your heating system for more chilly days.
Test Everything First
The perfect time to get your unit warmed up before using it every day is in autumn. When it sits idle for too long, as it probably has all throughout the end of spring and all throughout summer, it can be hard to get it working perfectly in freezing temperatures. Run your heating for a few weeks before extreme weather comes so that it has a chance to get used to the constant demand that’s about to come.
Change Your Filters
When was the last time you changed your filters? In order to keep your air clean, it’s necessary to change your filters in your HVAC unit often. This applies to both your heating and cooling. A dirty filter increases energy usage because it restricts air flow, causing your system to have to overexert itself.
Get A Maintenance Check
It’s suggested that you get your HVAC unit checked regularly, especially during the change of seasons. Maintenance visits by professionals helps you know for sure that you won’t have any issues moving into winter. Not only that, but they can help confirm if your system will be able to work at maxim efficiency.
Upgrade Your System
After getting a maintenance check, your HVAC technician might recommend that you upgrade your unit. This will probably happen if you have had your specific HVAC system for a very long time. Changing your system to a newer version helps lower the need for repairs, keeps it running throughout the seasons, and requires less maintenance. Though it might be a high one time cost, down the road the investment will pay for itself.
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