The cold of the winter months are just around the corner, making it the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the demand of the heating season. With preventative maintenance and some simple actions, you can help your HVAC system keep up with the drop in temperatures and benefit from improved performance. Here are some tips to help you get your furnace and heating system ready for winter.
Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance
Yearly maintenance service for your furnace is one of the most effective ways to ensure that the heating system of your home can function properly and perform efficiently. During an annual maintenance appointment, a skilled HVAC technician will change filters, clean dirty components, and inspect the system for any potential or developing issues. A well-maintained furnace will work better and it will likely have a longer lifespan.
Don’t Forget To Change The Filter
Regardless if you schedule annual maintenance or not, be sure that you change your furnace filters on a regular basis. Dirty, clogged filters can have a significant impact on your furnace’s performance and how well it heats your home. By changing the filter on a monthly basis, your furnace will not have to work as hard to get warm air through your vents. Clean filters can also help to improve allergies and even reduce the spreading of germs throughout the house following colds or flu.
Check Your Thermostat
One of the most common causes of a furnace that is not working properly is in actuality a problem with the thermostat and not the furnace itself. If you feel that your heater is working harder or running longer than it should, try checking your thermostat first. Often times, a faulty or outdated thermostat is to blame for an inefficient heating system. If you suspect your thermostat is the problem, start by changing the batteries. If that doesn’t help, be sure to call a reputable HVAC company who can repair your thermostat or install a newer upgraded thermostat. With a new thermostat, you can keep your home warm during the cold winter months and see an improvement in energy efficiency.
Look Into Duct Cleaning
The ductwork and air vents of your home can quickly accumulate dust, dirt, pet hair, and other allergens and contaminants. This build up cannot only affect your health, but also the overall air quality of your home and the efficiency of your home’s heating system. Investing in duct cleaning service is one of the best ways to improve the function and performance of your heater.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC, & Plumbing provides affordable furnace maintenance, repair, and service to keep your home warm through the winter. Call us today at (702) 433-5008 to schedule an appointment.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing
4535 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115