During the coldest days of winter, you need your HVAC system running as efficiently as possible. To achieve that, you can take certain steps to perform good winter maintenance. Use these tips to winterize your HVAC system and keep it efficient all season long.
Ensure That Vents Are Unblocked
When your air vents are blocked, a variety of problems can ensue. Your energy bills may increase. If the vents are clogged full of dirt, dust, and other debris, it could also cause your family to suffer from allergies and asthma symptoms. Make sure no furniture is blocking your vents, and clean them periodically to ensure that clean air can flow throughout your home.
Clean or Replace Your Air Filter
Over time, your air filter will become dirty, leading to unhealthy air circulating in your residence or stunting airflow. In addition to your family members possibly suffering from allergies, the heat can be uneven; it might feel warm in one room and chilly in another. Check your filters monthly, and replace them when they are dirty or at least every three months.
Tackle Air Leaks
Air leaks around your windows and doors can lead to higher energy bills as warm air seeps outside and cold air creeps inside. Use insulation and caulk to seal up all drafts that might cause your HVAC system to work harder. It will help to keep the warm air in and the cold air out—and vice versa during summer.
Check Your Thermostat
Checking your thermostat is a crucial part of your winter HVAC maintenance. Make sure it’s working properly and set at an appropriate temperature for winter. If you don’t already have one, you should consider investing in a programmable thermostat. It can help your system stay energy efficient and automatically adjust to a desired or appropriate temperature at night or when no one is home.
If you need HVAC maintenance for your heating or cooling system, reach out to us at GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating. We also perform installation and repair of heating, cooling and indoor air quality equipment for both residential and commercial customers. We offer ductwork services as well. In addition, we perform a complete range of electrician services and install residential and commercial solar panel systems and battery storage. We even offer high-speed internet service. If you’re located anywhere in Gonzales, Schertz, Sequin, La Vernia, Cuero or the surrounding areas, call us today.