As the fall weather reminds us that winter is around the corner, it's time to think about the process of winterization. If you're not familiar, winterization is a large term that means preparing the various components of your home for the cold winter weather. When it comes to your heating system, there are a few winterization steps that you'll need to take.
Test Your Furnace
It's never a good idea to wait to use your furnace until it's freezing cold outside and you need it. Rather, you should test it out before the cold weather hits so that you can identify any problems that you have early on. It's suggested that you test your heating system at least three times before the start of winter. This tests to make sure that it's ready to take on the long winter season ahead.
Clean Your Air Vents
Take some time to clean out your air vents. This will help to remove any dirt and debris that can hinder the airflow through your vents. Be sure that you let your vents dry before reinstalling them. You don't want the excess moisture to lead to unwanted mold growth.
Replace Your Air Filters
Now is the perfect time to change out your existing air filter. It's likely covered in dirt and debris from the long summer months of running your home's air conditioning system
. You'll need to locate the filter housing and remove the existing filter. Be sure to replace it with a filter of the same size and model number.
Get Your Annual Heating System Tune-Up
Before the cold winter weather makes its way to your home, it's essential that you call for a semi-annual tune-up service. Our heating and cooling professionals
will test your heating system and get it ready for its long winter journey ahead. This includes lubricating moving parts, tightening up electrical connections, and inspecting fan belts for excess wear.
Invest In A Smart Thermostat
If you don't have a smart thermostat yet, it's time to consider one. A big part of performing winterization on your heating system is making sure that it will operate when it needs to. Investing in a smart thermostat can ensure that you're only using your heating system when you need to. It can also make sure that you're not wasting energy when you don't need to.
Contact Our HVAC Professionals Today
If you would like an HVAC professional to come out to your home to provide winterization for your HVAC system, give us a call today
. We have a skilled staff of HVAC professionals that can work on any brand of HVAC system to get it ready for the long winter months ahead.