By Brenda Ashaka
Alpha 4 Real AC Repair & Service, Katy, TX
As we get deeper into the winter season, have you started the process of getting your home ready for the cold weather ahead? Your HVAC systems need your attention today.
Fall and winter seasons are very stressful on your heating system. Your heaters run non-stop to keep your home warm, and it is important that you maintain your HVAC system properly to avoid bread-downs.
Failing to do so could result in expensive maintenance bills, and even worse, you and your family could face days or weeks without heating, and that could be dangerous to the health of your family.
Following this ultimate guide and checklist for fall and winter HVAC maintenance will help you prepare for the blast of cold winter air soon to come your way.
Here are steps to maintaining your HVAC system for the winter season.
- Change your air filter
- Clean dirt and debris from your system
- Clean your air vents
- Call an HVAC maintenance specialist
1. Change your air filter
Making sure your HVAC unit can easily move air throughout your home is one of the most important things you can do. Being able to move air easily allows your HVAC system to perform optimally with minimal friction, allowing it to work for years with little maintenance.
One of the best ways to ensure your HVAC system can easily move air throughout your home is to change your air filters at regular intervals.
When your air filters are dirty, it reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system and can damage your unit by making it work harder than it needs to. Check your air filters every 60 to 90 days and replace them when they become dirty.
2. Clean dirt and debris from your system
Another step you can take that will greatly help your HVAC system perform at its best is to clean it and remove dirt and debris regularly.
Regularly check your outside unit and clean any dirt or debris that may be clogging the unit and impeding the free flow of air through the unit. Your compressor needs a free flow of air to function well, so make every effort to clean the unit regularly.
See also: 10 Signs You Need Furnace Repair.
If your goal is to ensure your heating system works optimally during the winter months, then you should make a habit of checking your outside unit weekly and cleaning any debit it may have accumulated during the week.
The good thing is that cleaning your vents and registers are simple tasks, but they can help ensure your HVAC unit continues to serve you and your family for years to come.
3. Clean your air vents
Another thing you can do to help your system work as intended is to clean your air vents regularly. As your use your system throughout the year, your air vents can accumulate dirt and debris, and if you fail to clean them, they will begin to impede the flow of air throughout your home.
Make it a habit of cleaning your air vent before the winter season begins to ensure you and your family have a beautiful winter.
4. Call an HVAC maintenance specialist
Finally, call an HVAC maintenance specialist like Alpha 4 Real AC & Heating Service. An HVAC specialist with years of experience knows what your system needs and will repair or replace any parts that may need to be replaced or repaired.
If you live in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Sealy, Pearland, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Richmond, Rosenberg, Stafford, or Missouri City, TX, call the HVAC maintenance professionals at 281-347-7325 or simply complete this short HVAC maintenance request form and they will reach out to you promptly.