During winter, you never know whether the snow forecast means there will be a light dusting or your area will experience a complete blizzard. Having your HVAC unit ready allows you to stay comfortable regardless of how cold the temperature gets. Although your HVAC system is designed to withstand the worst weather, taking care of it can go a long way toward ensuring it serves you for many years. Here are various ways you can prepare your HVAC unit for a snowstorm.
Schedule a Tune-up
Having an HVAC specialist inspect your system allows you to avoid the unexpected need for repairs and ensures that your system functions optimally. During the inspection, the technician will check every system component, including the motor, belts and switches, and repair any issues they notice. The maintenance process is cost-effective and helps you save a lot of money you might otherwise spend on repairs.
Inspect the Insulation
An HVAC system that is not adequately insulated is likely to consume more energy and deliver poor indoor heating. A properly insulated house can retain the heated air produced by the system. Having your home’s insulation inspected, especially the attic, doors and windows, reduces the amount of heat lost.
Clear the Vents
It is not uncommon for most people to ignore the vent openings during HVAC system maintenance. Vents are vital because they allow warm air to enter your home. Any obstructions such as furniture limit the circulation of that warm air. This can even result in your HVAC system malfunctioning. You should ensure all vents are clear and are working optimally.
Have Extra Filters
During the cold weather, your HVAC system will run more as it tries to maintain a comfortable temperature, resulting in the filters filling up more quickly. You should ensure you check the filters frequently and change them when necessary.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can learn your daily routines and habits and adjust its settings accordingly. This allows you to regulate the indoor temperature more accurately, ensuring your system runs efficiently on less energy. You are also able to achieve better heating, making your home more comfortable.
HVAC Services, Inc. provides you with reliable and trusted heating and cooling services in Glasgow and throughout surrounding areas of Kentucky. That includes installation, maintenance and repair. Because comfort consists of more than just the temperature, we also offer energy and air quality services. We even fabricate sheet metal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.