Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Prepping Your HVAC System for the Cold Season

Your HVAC system is one of the most important aspects of your home come winter time. A well maintained heating system will keep you and your family warm and comfortable through the chilliest months of the year, so it's important to take a few steps to keep your system running efficiently! Here are a few things you should do to prep your HVAC system for the cold season:

Have Your Furnace Inspected: The last thing that you'll want to deal with this winter is an outage in the middle of a blizzard! To ensure that your HVAC system is working efficiently and can carry you through this winter season, it's a good idea to have a professional heating contractor come out to inspect your furnace. They can address concerns that you may have and perform any preventative maintenance that they see fit.

Clean or Replace Filter: It's important to keep the filters in your HVAC system clean throughout the year (we recommend cleaning them monthly) in order to keep clean air flowing through your home. Before it gets too cold, make sure to clean your filter and replace it if necessary. Doing so will help your HVAC system to run efficiently and cost-effectively.

Check Your Vents: If you've moved anything around in your home in the last few months, now is the time to check and make sure that nothing is blocking your air vents! Air should be able to flow freely through each vent in your home. Here's a tip: if you have unused rooms in your home, close those vents so that other rooms may receive more warm air without having to adjust your thermostat!

Check the Thermostat: It's probably been a while since you've adjusted your thermostat, so you'll want to make sure that it is working properly and that the batteries do not need to be replaced anytime soon. If you're still using a dial thermostat, you make want to consider upgrading to a programmable one. They are more accurate and allow you to set your thermostat for when you are sleeping or out of the house.

Interested in learning more about your heating system in Danville, IL? If so, contact Blackie's today to schedule an inspection.

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