As the weather gets cooler and cooler and we turn the heat up higher and higher, we have to make sure that our heating system is adjusted for that sudden switch. Here is a list of ways that you can get your HVAC system ready for the colder months to come ahead!
#1 Change Your Air Filters
You should switch out your home’s air filters at least once a month. But during cooler months it is especially important to change the air filter so that the system can run to heat the home without restriction. If your system appears to start blowing cold air in Winter, your furnace or heat pump is in need of a skillful repair, and no one wants that when it’s freezing outside.
#2 Turn on Your Furnace at Least 3 Times Before Winter Comes
Firing up that furnace is a good way to make sure that everything will work as it should when needed. For 30 minutes to an hour, you can turn the heat onto the desired temperature during winter months and then turn it off. Doing this is similar to a warm-up for your furnace before it has to operate 24/7.
#3 Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, wondering if your comfort system can handle the switch to sudden heat will no longer be a concern. With this technology, your thermostat would generate that preparation for you based on what your regular routine is during certain months. If you want to know how you can get a programmable thermostat, contact us at 352-260-0064 we would be more than happy to assist you with getting one today.
#4 Schedule a Heating Tune-Up
Making sure that your HVAC is ready for the cooler months is one thing, but you want to also make sure that your system is working correctly in general. By scheduling a tune-up with our skilled technicians, you will know if there’s anything else that needs to be done with your system before the cold weather settles, and your heating will be ready to keep you cozy until Spring is sprung!
#5 Get the Upgrade that You Need
A rule of thumb - If your HVAC system is older than you (assuming you are not researching this information for your high school mid-terms right now), it is time to get a new, high-efficiency comfort system. Getting a new system is a smart move in many ways. Not only will this reduce how much money you would be spending on repairs, but you will also enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have a newer system under warranty that will be less likely to fail when you need it most and saving you energy every month!