Upcoming Heating Season Tips

Before the cold weather sets in you should have your HVAC system inspected by a licensed professional. A well-tuned system provides comfort and even temperatures throughout your house. As winter sets in, the demands on your system increase.

Why is a winter HVAC maintenance program important?

Here are some major benefits why performing routine maintenance of your HVAC system is important.

  • Ensures that your home is safe and comfortable
  • Maintains your warranty
  • Makes sure your system is working properly
  • Can help reduce your energy bills
  • Can prevent costly repairs when problems are caught early
  • Protects your HVAC system and extends performance
  • What kind of winter HVAC maintenance can you as a homeowner do yourself?
  • Check for energy leaks around doors, windows and other openings and seal as necessary.
  • Make sure vents and ducts are clean and air is free to move.
  • Keep a record of maintenance and establish a regular annual schedule.
  • Use curtains and window coverings to keep warm air in and prevent condensation on windows.
  • Check your thermostat to ensure it is working properly. For better energy savings, consider installing a programmable thermostat. Program for efficiency by lowering temperatures at night or when the house is unoccupied. A drop of 5 degrees can make a significant difference in your winter energy bill.