Cold winter nights are quickly approaching. During the cold winter nights, your heating system becomes the most valuable equipment in your home. However, If it is running poorly, that means less comfort (not to mention, a higher increase in your power bill).
Here are a few tips to help ensure your HVAC system will operate efficiently throughout the winter.
Change the Air Filter
If your air filter is dirty or hasn’t been replaced in a while, it’s going to make your furnace run harder than it should. This can drive up your energy bills without reason. Replace your filter every month.
Clean the Air Vents
Vacuum your home, including the air vents. This helps prevent blockages and indoor air quality problems, while also helping to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the home. If you notice a lot of buildup on your air vents, consider scheduling an air duct cleaning.
Have Your System Inspected
Yearly service of your HVAC system ensures it runs properly. You should have your system inspected in the fall to best prepare for the demands of winter.
Check Your Thermostat
Make sure your thermostat has fresh batteries and is set for your winter comfort needs. In order to save energy, we recommend setting your thermostat to a cooler temperature at night and while you are working and turning it up when your home.