It’s November, and that means the winter cold will be here before you know it. If you’re like most homeowners, you haven’t used the heating function of your HVAC system for many months. To get the best results from your systems, there are some things that homeowners should do before the cold weather arrives. Here are four tips from Veteran Air Conditioning that you can use to prepare your HVAC system for winter.
essential to replace the air filters in your HVAC system throughout the year.
Replacing the air filter all year long is a good habit to improve the
efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC unit. The air filter keeps particulates
and dust out of your HVAC unit, which also cleans the air in your home. It’s
recommended that users replace their air filters at least once every three
months, though Veteran Air Conditioning recommends changing the air filter more
often. Replacing the filters before the start of winter will keep your HVAC
system good until spring. Allowing the screens to get dirty cause your system
to work harder, resulting in lower efficiency and higher-than-necessary utility
bills. Taking care of your air filters can drastically prolong the life of your
HVAC unit. Also, choosing an allergen filter will improve your indoor air
Air Conditioning can help find the perfect air filters
for your home.
a Quick Check
one wants to find out that their heater isn’t working when it’s frigid outside.
To prevent his from happening, homeowners should do various quick checks to
make sure their system is ready for winter. Even without extensive knowledge of
how to fix an HVAC unit, homeowners can detect potential issues by turning on
the heating function on their HVAC system. To run a sound check, turn on the
unit and check for unusual sounds, such as a banging or rattling sound. You
should also look for telltale signs of issues, such as moisture on windows, or
rust or dirt accumulations on the vent pipe. Homeowners should also assess the
room temperature by checking the thermostat’s temperature while the unit is
running. If it’s not reaching the ideal temperature, it’s a sign that your unit
needs to be serviced.
Your Air Ducts Cleaned
aren’t perfect, and the air ducts in a home will collect dust, allergens, mold,
and other contaminants throughout the year. If these pollutants aren’t removed
before you start running the heater, it can create unpleasant smells and produce
health-harming contaminants that have reacted to heat, which makes their
effects more severe. Veteran Air Conditioing can let you know if your ducts
need to be cleaned by performing an indoor
air quality evaluation. Our air quality specialists will
determine your specific issues, then design a strategy for both immediate and
piece of machinery needs regular maintenance to continue performing at optimal
efficiency, and HVAC units are no different. If you haven’t had your system
serviced in the past year, having it done before winter makes sense. Veteran
Air Conditioning can perform scheduled maintenance on your unit to diagnose and
solve potential issues that may lead to problems or danger down the line.
Having a qualified technician look for damaged belts allows them to be replaced
before the homeowner experiences any issue.
you want to get new air filters, have your unit serviced, or get your indoor
air quality checked, Veteran Air Conditioning is the place to go. Send us a message online to get a
free estimate for the HVAC work you need to have done.