Winter is almost upon us, meaning it’s time to perform some HVAC maintenance tasks to ensure that your system is ready for the cold. Preventive maintenance will help you avoid expensive repair bills and ensure efficient operation of your heating system all throughout the winter.
Here are 5 (five) essential winter HVAC maintenance tips you need to know:
Check for Any Drafty Spots In Your Home
Your doors and windows may be letting in drafts, meaning your comfort system will have to work twice as hard to heat your home. If you can find drafty spots in your home before the winter hits, you can seal them up to prevent cold air drafts into your home.
Replace Air Filters
A dirty air filter blocks proper airflow. The ideal time to check and replace your filter is before the winter season. While inspecting your air filter, check for any signs of dirt or dust buildup on it. Even if there’s only minimal buildup, it’s still an excellent initiative to clean it. If you’re thinking of replacing it, then that’s even better.
Check the Vents
We also suggest you get in the habit of regularly checking your HVAC vents. You may not notice it, but a dirty vent spreads dust or mold in your home. If you need help with vent cleaning, don’t hesitate to enlist help from your local HVAC contractor in Missouri.
Make Sure the Registers are Adjusted Correctly
Prevent heat loss by opening and closing the registers only when required. This simple tip can save you from a lot of trouble in the long run. However, be sure not to close too many registers or it would create air pressure imbalance inside the system.
Reprogram Your Thermostat
Winter is the perfect time to reprogram your thermostat. Using your programmable thermostat, lower the temperature when no one is at home to save on both money and energy. If you don’t own a programmable thermostat or need a replacement, Ozark Mechanical has many options available for you.