Winter Is Coming.
Can you feel that nip in the air? Fall is creeping in little by little, and you guessed it– winter is coming. You may not have to worry about fighting off White Walkers this winter, but you’ll still want to effectively stave off the cold and keep your home warm and cozy.
Is your HVAC system prepared to handle the coldest months of the year? Here are a few things you can do in the way of HVAC maintenance at home to ensure your system runs smoothly for you during the upcoming cold season.
Change the Filter!
Your system has been running all summer cooling your home. Have you taken the time to check and change out the filter? Old and dirty filters cause your system to have to work harder, and result in a less efficient process for cooling and heating your space.
Clean Your Vents/Ducts
How long has it been since you cleaned the vents or had the air ducts cleaned in your home? Dirt, dust, and debris can build up in the ducts and venting systems and cause issues. Not only can this result in your HVAC system not being able to function as it should, but also it can push dirty, dusty air into your home. Before it’s time to crank up the heat, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned by a professional.
Perform a Sound Check
Pay attention to your HVAC system’s operations. Listen for unusual sounds like banging, whirring, or rattling as this could be an indication that something is amiss. If you hear anything out of the ordinary, you’ll want to consider calling in a professional for HVAC maintenance and potential repairs.
Regular HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance at least annually but preferably twice a year can help ensure your system can keep up with the changing temperatures. It can also boost the performance of your HVAC system, making sure it’s running properly and efficiently to save you money on energy bills.
Regular HVAC maintenance can also help you avoid expensive emergency repairs by allowing our technicians to detect any potential problems early on before they become dire. You’d be amazed at what a quick tune-up can do for the efficiency of your unit, helping to extend its lifespan in the process.
You wouldn’t skip your regular vehicle maintenance, would you? So don’t neglect your HVAC system! Taking good care of it can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.
Our team at Keith Heating & Air offers HVAC maintenance packages that include bi-annual inspections. We highly recommend this service to help our customers keep their units not only operational during the hottest and coldest parts of the year, but also to keep them working as efficiently as possible, saving you money. Our team serves customers across North Georgia and Chattanooga, and we’d love to help make sure your system is operating at peak before winter is upon us!