How to Winterize Your Home’s HVAC System
It’s important to winterize your home’s HVAC system in the fall so that it works reliably throughout the winter. You’ll thank yourself when the first winter storm hits, and your heater keeps your home nice and comfortable. Here are a few points to consider.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
You should have an HVAC professional perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC system every fall. This will not only prevent it from breaking down in the winter but keep it operating as efficiently as possible throughout the cold season. Keep track of any issues you notice, such as odd odors, so the technician can focus on them. Advanced Comfort Solutions offers a preventative maintenance service for people throughout Greater Cheyenne, WY.
Change the Filter
Change the filter in your HVAC system before winter arrives. This will help your system operate smoothly and efficiently when it’s most needed. The last thing you’ll want is to burden your furnace with a clogged filter.
Seal Your Air Ducts
In the average home, up to 30% of heated air is lost to unconditioned spaces like the attic and crawlspace. You can prevent this by having your air ducts sealed. This will eliminate holes, gaps, and fallen ductwork.
Clear Yard Debris
One reason you should clean up yard debris is that it can end up inside your HVAC system’s outdoor condenser unit. This will cause it to rust and wear down over time. Remove leaves, tree branches, and grass from the surrounding area and spray dirt off it with a garden house.
A lot of heat is wasted when it escapes through areas of your home that have poor insulation. You may need to add insulation to your walls, attic floor, and basement ceiling. This will help keep your home warm throughout the winter.
Advanced Comfort Solutions performs repairs, installations, and maintenance for heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and packaged systems. We can also help you with your thermostat, indoor air quality, duct-free system, and duct cleaning needs. Get in touch with us today to find out more. We provide service every day of the week for one flat rate, and we cover eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado.Tags: Heating, winterization