How to prepare for the coldest time of year


The days are shorter and the nights are colder. Soon, it will be winter in the Pacific Northwest and there is no denying that it will get cold and your heating system will be put to the test. Looking for ways to prepare for the coldest time of year? Consider the following tips and remember to schedule your heating tune up with the pros at Specialty Heating & Cooling!

  1. Test your system.
    When you start relying on your heating system during the winter, you need to be sure that it’s reliable and working efficiently. So, before the temperatures drop to freezing, run your system to test it. That way, you’ll know if it’s running properly or if there are some issues that need to be fixed before the winter weather hits.
  2. Schedule a routine maintenance appointment.
    Just because your system is tested and working well, doesn’t mean that it is working as efficiently as it could be. Always schedule a yearly routine maintenance check for your furnace or heat pump system. This is the best way to diagnose any hidden issues that could pose problems down the road and will also ensure that the system is working efficiently so your utility bills don’t spike unnecessarily.
  3. Change your air filters.
    Air filters should be changed on a regular basis, usually every other month or so. Changing your filter will help your heating system work more efficiently.
  4. Clean your vents.
    Walk around your home and make sure that your vents are free and clear of debris. Cleaning out your vents by vacuuming is important, as it ensures that dust or other allergens aren’t pushed into your home through the vent system.
  5. Don’t ignore repairs.
    If you notice some weird sounds coming from your furnace or heat pump, don’t ignore them! This could be a sign that something isn’t working properly and if you don’t get it looked at, it could cause a more expensive repair down the road. Not sure what’s wrong? Our heating repair technicians can help you diagnose the problem and get you back on the road to comfort during the chilly days and nights of fall and winter.

Our team of HVAC technicians and helpful service team will work with you to help get your home ready for the cold months of winter! Spots are filling up fast, so call now to schedule your appointment. Or, fill out a service request online here.

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