As the cold weather sets in during the holiday season, you will be using your heating more. When you have family and friends over, your furnace may be working full force to keep your home warm. This is why it is important to do regular maintenance during the winter months to ensure that your heating is working as it should be. Here are some tips to ensure that your furnace is working when you need it most:
1. Fall Servicing To Prepare For Cold Weather
Before the cold weather sets in, you will want to have your HVAC serviced. The technician can do repairs to the AC and prepare it for the cold weather ahead. They can also check all the parts of your furnace and do any repairs that need to be done before you turn your heating on for the first time.
2. Cleaning The Ducts And Regularly Checking The Air Filter
The ducts in your home can have an impact on the efficiency of your HVAC. Before you start using your heating, you may want to consider having the ducts and furnace cleaned. This will help ensure that your HVAC system is clean, as well as prevent the problem of the burnt smell that you get when you turn a furnace on for the first time in a year.
3. Keeping The Thermostat As A Reasonable Temperature
In addition to regular maintenance, watch how you set your thermostat. Instead of turning it all the way up to make you home toasty, keep it at a reasonable temperature. Turning the temperature down a couple of degrees will have little impact on the comfort of your home but greatly reduce your energy consumption.
4. Addressing Air Leaks And Energy Loss In Your Home For Winter
Air leaks in your home can be another issue that causes you to lose a lot of energy during the winter months. Inspect your home for problems like drafty windows and seal up any leaks. In addition, you may want to consider adding insulation to areas where heat is lost. The attic of your home is a good place to add insulation to help reduce energy loss.
These are some tips to help you with the maintenance of your heating system throughout the winter season. If you need help with maintenance to your heating, contact a heating and air conditioning contractor to help maintain your HVAC. For more information, contact a company like Shivani Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.