How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

Winter can get bitterly cold. The last thing that you want when the harsh winds and frigid temperatures come is for your heater to underperform. That’s why it’s important to start your winter off by performing preventative maintenance on your HVAC unit to ensure it’s in excellent working condition. Here’s a quick guide to preparing your heater for winter.

Test Your Heater

The first thing that you’ll want to do is ensure that your heating unit runs properly. Turn your heat up by a few degrees so that your heater clicks on. Then, let your heater run for a few minutes to ensure it’s not short-cycling and to make sure it’s running smoothly. This will give you confidence that your heater will perform properly when you need it.

Change Your Filter

It’s important to change the filter on your HVAC system on a yearly basis. Changing your filter before winter is a good way to prevent dust and debris from filtering through your home along with the heat. This is also a good time to clean your heating vents and make sure that you don’t have any furniture or other objects blocking heat from entering your home.

Cover Your Condenser

If your HVAC system includes an outdoor air conditioning condenser, it’s important to cover this portion of your HVAC before winter settles in. If you don’t cover your condenser, you run the risk of ice forming inside the condenser, which can ruin this portion of your HVAC.

Schedule Yearly Maintenance

The final step to preparing your heater for winter is to schedule yearly maintenance. Keeping a well-maintained HVAC is one of the best ways to ensure your system won’t break down on you in the middle of winter. Contact us to schedule yearly maintenance today.

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