Although there are still technically a few weeks until winter, the cold temperatures that arrived weeks ago are only going to continue to dip lower. While you’ve likely been using your heating system for some time, it’s never too late to prepare your HVAC system for the colder months ahead. To ensure your home is nice and cozy this season it’s a good idea to perform these simple maintenance tips:
Change the Air Filters: If you aren’t already in the habit of changing the air filters monthly, you’ll want to start. Filters should be replaced at the very least every three months. The same day the filter is replaced is also a good time to vacuum off the air vents. This keeps them clean and allows warm air to flow freely, easing temperature regulation throughout the home.
Check the Thermostat: It is important to test your thermostat to make sure that the temperature that you set your thermostat to is the correct temperature in your home. Your HVAC system won’t work properly if your thermostat is not working properly. Tip: Consider having a programmable thermostat installed. It allows you to program preset temperatures for various times of the day so that your HVAC works less when you’re away.
Air Ducts and Vents: Make sure nothing is blocking your fresh-air-supply and return-air vents to ensure air can circulate properly. Furniture, bedding, toys, etc., can obstruct air intake, making your HVAC unit work harder.
Yearly professional service and inspection of your HVAC system is vital. Schedule your system’s required HVAC winter prep now before the holidays are here. For furnace repair in Conroe, TX, the highly trained team at Air On Time AC will perform a thorough inspection and address any issues that may cause heat disruption over the winter months.