As the weather gets cooler and cooler and we turn the heat up higher, we have to make sure that our heating system is adjusted for that sudden switch. Here is a list of ways that you can get your HVAC system ready for the colder months to come ahead!
#1 Change Your Air Filters
You should change your home’s air filters at least once a month. But during cooler months it is especially critical to change the air filter so that the system can run to heat the home without restriction. If your system begins blowing cold air in Winter, your furnace or heat pump is in need of a skillful, and no one wants that when it’s freezing outside.
#2 Turn on Your Furnace at Least 3 Times Before Winter Comes
Firing up that furnace is a good way to make sure that everything will work well when needed. For 30 minutes to an hour, you can turn the heat onto the desired temperature during the winter months and then turn it off. Doing this is the same as a warm-up for your furnace before it has to operate 24/7.
#3 Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you won’t have to think about whether your home’s comfort system can handle the sudden switch to heat. With this technology, your thermostat would complete that preparation for you based on what your regular routine is during certain months. If you want to know how you can get a programmable thermostat, contact us at (512) 488-1120 we would be more than happy to assist you with getting one today.
#4 Schedule a Heating Tune-Up
Making sure that your HVAC is ready for the cooler months is one thing, but you want to also make sure that your system is working correctly in general. By scheduling a tune-up with our professional technicians, you will know if there’s anything else that needs to be done with your system before the cold weather settles, and your heating will be ready to keep you cozy until Spring is sprung!
#5 Get the Upgrade that You Need
A rule of thumb - If your HVAC system is older than you (assuming you are not researching this information for your high school mid-terms right now), it is time to get a new, high-efficiency comfort system. Getting a new system is a smart decision in many ways. Not only will this lower how much money you would be spending on repairs, but you will also enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have a newer system under warranty that will be less likely to fail when you need it most and saving you energy every month!
So, there we have it. 5 ways to get your HVAC system prepared for the colder winter months to come. Want to schedule an appointment to get your HVAC unit checked out? Give us a call at (512) 488-1120.