Winter HVAC maintenance tips

The cool, wet weather is back and weather experts are predicting that this winter will be colder than usual this year. Besides bundling up in extra layers to stay warm, winterizing your furnace and performing regular maintenance on it should be a top priority. Your HVAC system is essential during the cold months of winter, so make sure that it’s working efficiently before it’s too late. Here are some winter HVAC maintenance tips.

Tip #1: Make sure filters are clean.
The filter is very important and clogged filters can disrupt the flow of air to your home. Not only that, dirty filters can trip safety switches inside the furnace. If this continues to happen, the system will have to work hard and it could cause the system to wear our quickly. Make sure to check your filters regularly and replace them as needed.

Tip #2: Clean the inside.
If you’re able to open up the inside of the furnace, you’re likely to see some debris and/or dust buildup. You don’t need anything special to clean this out, just grab a regular vacuum and clean it. This will not only allow for cleaner air to travel through your home, but it will help the machine function at its maximum efficiency.

Tip #3:  Don’t ignore unusual sounds.
If you’ve noticed some strange sounds coming out of your system recently, or if the system doesn’t seem to be acting right, don’t ignore these signs any longer. The worst time for your heater to break down is during a cold stretch of winter! Unusual sounds can be a sign that a part replacement or repair is needed. If you’re not sure, our team of experienced technicians can help accurately diagnose the problem and make sure that the system is fixed so you’re comfortable.

Tip #4: Set up an annual maintenance appointment.
Make sure that your HVAC system undergoes regular annual maintenance. This is a great investment and should be done at the turn of fall or winter. Maintenance appointments will help identify any potential problem areas that may be unseen that could lead to expensive repairs later down the road.

You and your family rely on the heater throughout the cold months, so it’s important to prepare your system for the upcoming weather. If your system needs servicing, you can easily request service online here. Or, perhaps your old furnace has reached the end of its lifetime and a new HVAC system is in order for your home. We offer a variety of quality heating systems and our team can help customize a solution for your home and most importantly, your budget. Contact us today!

7 responses on “Winter HVAC maintenance tips

  1. Tyler Meredith

    I like the recommendation not to ignore unusual sounds. it makes sense that this could be bad because it could be a serious problem. I’ve noticed a humming sound coming from my system so I’ll have to have it looked at to make sure it’s not something bad or to have it repaired if it is.

  2. john Mahoney

    I agree that when you hear your HVAC unit making weird noises it can mean that you need to need to take a look at it and get a professional to look at it if needed. I can see how unusual noises can help warn you that your unit needs some maintenance or even replacement. I will make sure to take care of my HVAC system and pay particular attention if it starts making unusual sounds. Thank you for the post.

  3. Brown

    I think HVAC maintenance is one of the most important, yet overlooked things a homeowner should do. Just like with your vehicle, regular maintenance will increase the lifespan and help you catch things before they become major problems.

  4. jresquival

    That’s a good tip to listen out for odd sounds. That might mean a part needs to be replaced. I’ve been hearing an odd clanking come from my system, so I guess it’s time to call a contractor.

  5. James

    Great tip on filters. I know some people that never clean them and I can’t even imagine how much inefficiency is building up as well as a more expensive electric bill. What I do is put reminders on my calendar so I know when I should look into replacing my filters. I’ve been doing this for a while now and everything is still running smooth!

  6. Tami Lackey

    Getting maintenance done from a professional at least once before each season can be a worthwhile move to keep your equipment running longer and save money in the long run.

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