How to Protect Your HVAC in Winter

Posted on November 24th, 2021 by Devine Bros

Fresh snow on top of a heat pump.

Winter is coming, and it’s time to ensure your HVAC is ready for the season! Winter is a tough time for your system. With all the snow and ice, it’s important to take steps to protect your HVAC from damage. Luckily, you can take some simple steps to keep your heating running all winter long — and we have the full breakdown just for you. 

Schedule Regular Maintenance Checks

Now is the time to have a professional come in and look at your heating system before it starts running in full gear this season! Maintenance checks are key to ensuring a smooth and warm winter while preventing any potential future damage your system could face. 

Change Your Air Filter

Make sure to change the air filter every month or so. This will keep dust and other particles from clogging up the inside of the machine and getting into its motor. By replacing these filters regularly, it helps to keep airflow smooth and energy-efficient. 

Keep an Eye on Your Outdoor Unit

This is easy for many homeowners to forget about — be sure to keep your outdoor unit free of ice and snow as much as possible. This will help prevent water from getting into the compressor and causing expensive damage.

Watch For Leaks

When it comes to your HVAC system, be sure to watch for leaks or drips. Inspect around pipes for moisture that may indicate a leak or drip that needs to be addressed immediately before it causes more damage, such as mold or mildew issues.

Set Up a Programmable Thermostat

A thermostat programmable timer can be set so that the temperature does not get too high or low while you’re away at work or asleep! It’s a great way to have more efficient heating throughout your home during the season — along with helping you save money. 

Get in Touch With Us For Heating Services

Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook!

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