Keeping your home's HVAC system running great this winter takes a little preparation on your part. Taking care of these preventive maintenance tasks helps your HVAC system run more efficiently and can also prevent significant issues from leaving you out in the cold. Whether you are a new homeowner or you're just unfamiliar with your HVAC system, these simple and easy to-dos can save you money and headaches. For efficient furnace installation in Wake Forest NC call Choice HVAC for a free estimate.
Schedule an HVAC Inspection
If you've noticed cold spots throughout your home, heard your furnace make an odd noise, or smelled something funny, it's always a good idea to have your system inspected. Did you know that HVAC industry professionals and equipment manufacturers recommend having your unit cleaned and checked twice a year? If you missed having your furnace tuned up last fall, it's not too late to have it done. Be sure to schedule your spring air conditioner cleaning and inspection while your HVAC technician is at your home and avoid the warm weather rush.
Change Your Air Filters
Dirty or clogged air filters can trap allergens in your home and reduce the quality of the air that you are breathing. Restricting the airflow through your HVAC system can also cause it to work harder than it should to circulate the air through your home. This additional strain can wear out critical components in your furnace and leave you holding a hefty repair bill. Changing your furnace filters is a quick and easy way to help keep your system running great and keep the air quality in your home high. Ideally, homeowners should change their air filters every four to six weeks. How often you change your filters depends on the air quality around your home or whether you have four-legged family members who shed heavily. If you are unsure how often your filters need to be changed, change them and check them weekly to determine the right intervals for your home.
Adjust Your Supply Registers
You learned it in elementary school science class, warm air rises and cold air sinks. Help your HVAC system heat more efficiently by closing a few of the registers in the upper floors of your home and opening some on the lower levels. Drafts around doors and windows can also make it difficult for your home's HVAC system to heat evenly so check the seals around these for damage, signs of wear, and missing weather stripping. Replacing or repairing these seals can save you as much as 30% on your home's energy bills year round.
Affordable Furnace Installation in Wake Forest NC
Choice Heating and Air Conditioning can help you avoid a furnace outage this winter with a cleaning and inspection of your HVAC system. Our team of highly trained technicians can identify potential problems with your unit before they become more significant issues. Avoid the emergency service call this winter and have Choice Heating and Air Conditioning provide your furnace service and get your air conditioner ready for spring.