As we prepare to hunker down for the winter, don’t forget to add HVAC system maintenance to your checklist. Without the proper care, frigid temperatures can create expensive repairs to your system. Continue reading our blog for the ultimate winter HVAC maintenance checklist.
If your HVAC system includes a ground level outdoor unit, this next step is crucial. Periodically, examine the surrounding area of your system and remove any debris that has the potential to impact its functionality, including dirt and sticks. For your own safety, make sure your unit is shut down before you start removing any blockage that is preventing airflow.
Avoid expensive damage to your HVAC system by keeping your air filters clean. When air filters clog up, it decreases the efficiency and strains your HVAC system. Avoid these issues by checking your air filter every 30 to 90 days and replace filters that have accumulated large amounts of debris.
Dirt and pollen can quickly build up on vents, which affects the air quality and flow in your home. By regularly cleaning your vents you can assure cleaner indoor air. We advise your vents are cleaned out at least once a week, if not more. Fortunately, cleaning your vents is easy, and doesn’t require a professional. All you need is a damp paper towel or rag. Should you feel more comfortable with our team taking care of this job, we are happy to assist.
Did you know running your furnace dries out the air? For this reason, many units include a humidifier. If you have one in your unit, be sure to change your water filters 1-2 times a year. Also, replace the carbon monoxide detector batteries to protect your unit from any unexpected furnace mishaps. Change the batteries every year and test the unit after the new batteries are in place.
Should you run into issues after following this checklist or aren’t comfortable completing these tasks yourself, remember to call the professionals at Heating & Cooling Two. We understand the right way to get your HVAC system ready for winter and can quickly fix any issues you’re experiencing.