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3 Essential Steps for Winter-Proofing Your HVAC
05 Oct
By: Climate Control
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With the change in seasons, make sure your heating and air conditioning system is ready for the switch from cooling to heating.

It’s very convenient to have a heating and air conditioning unit that can both cool and heat your home. But before the cold outdoor air arrives, you may want to take a few steps to prepare your HVAC system to switch from cooling operations to warming operations.

#1 Replace Air Filters

You hear about replacing air filters a lot, but that’s because of how important it is and how easy it is to do. Having a clean air filter in the winter is extra important due for at least two reasons. First, with the cold air, your home or office will have its windows and doors always closed. This means less of an opportunity to circulate stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Second, cold air usually causes an increase in dry skin, which creates more dust, taxing the HVAC air filters.

#2 Examine the Thermostat

Your heater won’t work unless the thermostat tells it to turn on. So before the freezing season comes your way, make sure your thermostat is working properly. Replace the batteries if you haven’t done that in a while and make sure the thermostat has proper calibration. You definitely want your thermostat to activate your heater at the temperature you set, not a few degrees higher or lower.

#3 Clean the Vents

With the increased production of dust in the winter, vents are likely to accumulate extra contaminants. Before an excessive amount can accumulate, use a brush and vacuum cleaner to clean the vents and avoid any blockages that can reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of your heater.

Make sure your heating and air conditioning system is ready for the cold spells that are soon to arrive by taking a few proactive steps to get it ready. For additional ways you can prepare your HVAC system for the winter, contact our team at Climate Control.

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